Madrid, 28 January –The Santander Bank continues its unstinting efforts to promote young Spanish motor sport talent. Today at the group’s Financial City in Madrid, it hosted the fourth Beca Santander Jovenes Promesas awards.
Handing out the prizes to the winners of the various Spanish Karting categories was Pedro de la Rosa, along with fellow jury members Enrique Garcia Candelas, the Managing Director and head of the Santander Bank’s Banca Comercial Espana and Carlos Gracia, the President of the Royal Spanish Motoring Federation. De la Rosa, who was making his first public appearance in his new role as a test driver for Scuderia Ferrari, expressed the pride he felt in wearing the colours of the Maranello team and talked about the values that guided his career as a racing driver, from his early days to his current role. Alongside the Catalan driver, to explain the fundamental aspects of preparation for a driver in the modern age, was Luca Baldisserri, head of the Ferrari Driver Academy, the initiative aimed at helping talented youngsters from around the world, with the aim of preparing them for an eventual future in Formula 1.