Spanish Giant Santander sponsors de la Rosa

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    Spanish Giant Santander sponsors de la Rosa

    Post by Mike on 21st January 2010, 14:57

    Santander sponsors de la Rosa

    Pedro de la Rosa has received backing from Spanish banking group Santander ahead of his full-time comeback season in Formula 1. The Barcelona-born driver was confirmed at Sauber on Tuesday alongside Kamui Kobayashi, having last raced in F1 for McLaren at the end of the 2006 season.

    Already an established brand name in Spain, Santander has begun to move into the British market in recent years and is now the company behind Abbey, Alliance & Leicester and Bradford & Bingley. It began its F1 link in 2007 as title sponsor of McLaren, a role it takes up with Ferrari this season.

    "Pedro is a friend and a very intelligent person who impressed us very much in our three years together," said Santander's Juan Manuel Cendoya, referring to de la Rosa's former association with the Woking team as test driver. "We are going to support him personally but we are not going to be at Sauber with any of our brands."



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