HRT could be an alternative employer for Pedro de la Rosa, who has been ousted as race driver by Sauber.
Sports newspaper Diario AS said the struggling Spanish team Hispania “would like to have a high quality driver like Pedro as teammate for Bruno Senna”.
The report, confirming that a technical deal with Toyota has been reached and that Spanish youngster Javier Villa is also a driver option, said HRT would be a possible avenue for 39-year-old de la Rosa in 2011.
Another Spanish source, f1aldia.com, said de la Rosa met with HRT team owner Jose Ramon Carabante in the Monza paddock last weekend.
“I have spoken with Pedro de la Rosa,” Carabante confirmed.
He also sounded bullish about the team’s future.
“We will, for sure, complete this season. We are going well and working hard on next year,” added Carabante.
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