“I think my experience is a huge advantage. You do not gain experience in a few months or a year. Over the years experience is gained and what I can bring to the club,” said De la Rosa, who will compete officially after a long time in the team McLaren.

“I want to help my teammate Kamui (Kobayashi) because it is fast, young and inexperienced. We must be a very strong pair to exploit the great potential of the team and I think I can help do that,” says de la Rosa, who will be a great support to young Japanese.