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McLaren unlikely to replace de la Rosa

Pedro de la Rosa is likely to keep the second seat at McLaren for the time being after another strong showing in Hungary this weekend.

McLaren are due to sit down after this weekend's race to decide who will partner Kimi Raikkonen from Turkey onward.

There had been suggestions that test driver Gary Paffett could get a chance, but de la Rosa's performances and experience have given the team no reason to consider another driver change.

Team boss Ron Dennis said at the Hungarian Grand Prix: "We haven't had one conversation about it. Pedro did an excellent job in qualifying.

"There are two cars penalised that may or may not have been in front of him. He's playing a pretty good supporting role for Kimi. He's an extremely nice chap and has a real good team-building attitude.

"There is a lot of harmony in the team and, when we come to making the choice, it won't be a particularly difficult one to take."

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