De la Rosa on his surprise return
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De la Rosa on his surprise return

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Pedro de la Rosa definitely didn't expect to be racing in Canada, but when Sergio Perez had to pull out, the McLaren reserve found himself settling back into a Sauber cockpit. He explained his crazy weekend to Edd Straw

At the age of 40 and almost nine months since his last grand prix, Pedro de la Rosa proved that he could still cut it by qualifying only three-tenths of a second off team-mate Kamui Kobayashi on his surprise comeback in Montreal.

Given that he sat in the car for the first time just minutes before the start of Friday afternoon free practice, the Spaniard's pace was very impressive and gives him a shot at scoring points in tomorrow's race.

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Author Edd Straw