Pedro de la Rosa has said he is ready to step up to the plate and partner Lewis Hamilton next year if the team offer him the race-seat.
Since Fernando Alonso and McLaren parted ways earlier this month there has been much speculation over who the second seat at McLaren will go to. De la Rosa has been a test driver with the team since 2003 and his two more years left on his contract.
McLaren are in no rush to announce who will fill the second race-seat however de la Rosa is keen to land the drive. “At the moment the team is in no rush and neither am I,â€ he explained. “What is 100% certain is that I will be a McLaren test driver and I have two years left of my contract. If the team needs a driver, I am ready and willing that s for sure!â€