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McLaren’s De la Rosa tests for Force India in Barcelona 18 Nov 2008

Pedro De La Rosa (ESP) Force India F1 test driver. Formula One Testing, Day Two, Barcelona, Spain, 18 November 2008. (L to R): Dominic Harlow (GBR) Force India F1 Race Engineer, Pedro De La Rosa (ESP) Force India F1 test driver and Jody Egginton (GBR) Force India F1 Race Engineer. Formula One Testing, Day Two, Barcelona, Spain, 18 November 2008.

McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa has swapped his MP4-23 for a Force India at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya on Tuesday. De la Rosa, who tested for McLaren on Monday, has already completed his first foray around the Spanish circuit in the Force India.

Last week the Silverstone-based team announced that they will use Mercedes-Benz engines and McLaren gearboxes next season, as part of a new technical partnership between the two outfits.

De la Rosa is expected to continue to test for Force India throughout Tuesday and on Wednesday. Fellow McLaren tester Gary Paffett, meanwhile, will take charge of McLaren’s Barcelona programme.