There has been a lot of talk that Pedro de la Rosa is quite unhappy to have been pushed out of the second McLaren race seat back into a test driver role. The decision of McLaren to run Mika Hakkinen at Barcelona alongside Lewis HamiltonÂ is an interesting one. It may be nothing more than some good publicity and a way for McLaren to say thank you to Mika. Although could it also be that Mika Hakkinen is McLaren’s “backup plan” if Pedro decides he’s had enough?
Unlikely.. McLaren also have the services of Gary Paffett for testing purposes..Â I wonderÂ where he is..?