Feb.25 (GMM) Pedro de la Rosa is happy to wait until the opening race of the 2008 season before predicting the pecking order of the competing teams.
The Spanish test driver, who will again attend every grand prix this year as McLaren's official reserve, is reluctant to join speculation that Ferrari is set to dominate the season while Renault sits out another stint in the midfield."When we are talking about these things, it is so easy to get it wrong that I prefer not to say anything," de la Rosa, who turned 37 on Sunday, told the sports daily Marca."You could say that Ferrari and McLaren are the favourites, but within a week there could be another team in there," he explained."I do not rule out that BMW and Renault will be fighting for victories as well."As for Ferrari, I don't see them as good as everyone says, and I believe that Renault is not as far behind as Fernando (Alonso) says," de la Rosa adds."Everyone is very close, and that is good for the championship," he continued. "We have to be cautious, because until qualifying in Australia no-one really knows where they are."