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De la Rosa Under No Illusions for 2002

Wednesday November 14th, 2001

Spanish driver Pedro de la Rosa is under no illusions for his second season with the Jaguar team after a tough year with the Milton Keynes outfit.

De la Rosa, who joined Jaguar in the fifth round of the 2001 season in Spain after missing the first races, scored three points for the Ford-owned team, who endured another disappointing year, finishing in eighth place in the Constructors' Championship.

29-year old de la Rosa will start his fourth Formula One season in 2002, but the Spaniard has refused to get carried away before he tests the new Jaguar in January.

"Everything seems to be very promising, but as I always say, in the winter all cars are world champions but then they are where they are," de la Rosa told Efe news agency. "I won't believe anything until I see how good the car is on track.

"I'm under no illusions. We've seen this year that developing a car it's a very slow process and it's hard to do it right."

Jaguar will be among the first teams to unveil their 2002 car on January 4th in the United Kingdom.

Published at 12:52:26 GMT

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