Campos Not Giving Up on Pedro de la Rosa Deal

Although at some point, the negotiations with Pedro de la Rosa for securing him an F1 drive with Campos Grand Prix seemed to have reached a dead end, it now appears the Spaniard is not entirely out of the equation.

A few weeks ago, shortly after signing Bruno Senna for their inaugural F1 campaign, the team's owner Adrian Campos hinted that sponsorship problems may endanger the potential deal with Pedro de la Rosa. Unlike Senna, who'll drive for free, De la Rosa was “scheduled” to bring in some sponsorship money for the Spanish outfit.

De la Rosa was actually the first driver to be linked with a driving seat with Campos, as he was believed to have already signed a 2-year contract with Adrian Campos' team a few months ago. As confirmed by the team's president Jose Ramon Carabante earlier this week, the prospect of signing the McLaren test driver is still not over.

As of today the possibility exists that the seat we have left is to be occupied by a Spanish driver. Of course, for us, it would be a dream that it is Pedro de la Rosa. The negotiations with Pedro were never stopped,” said Carabante, according to a report from the GMM news agency.

As far as De la Rosa goes, it seems the Spaniard has until December 31st to give McLaren a definitive answer regarding his future role with the team, if we are to believe the latest reports from El Mundo newspaper. Aside from his prospects with Campos Grand Prix, De la Rosa is also in talks with Sauber F1 Team for a racing seat.

The Spaniard recently told the media that he will announce his future in the series within the upcoming 15 days.
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