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Gentleman racer: In conversation with Pedro de la Rosa

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Gentleman racer: In conversation with Pedro de la Rosa

Interviews | 22.05.2020

The dog-eat-dog world of top level motor racing has a tendency to bring out the apex predator in drivers, leading to the sort of single-minded pursuit of glory that’s easy to admire but often hard to love. But Pedro de la Rosa isn’t one of those drivers. While committed and ferociously competitive on track, out of the car the Spaniard was, and still is, one of motorsport’s good guys, a gentleman racer in the truest sense of the word. Automobilist caught up with him to talk about his unorthodox racing start, the passion of Japanese race fans, his love of cycling, and why an F1 driver’s seat might just be the loneliest place in the world.

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