Spaniard Pedro De La Rosa has landed on his feet in the F1 world today, as the 41-year-old was announced as the Italian team’s test driver for the 2013 season.

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The former Arrows, Jaguar, McLaren, Sauber and HRT man becomes the newest Spanish addition to Ferrari, joining Fernando Alonso, Marc Gene and backer Santandar. He’ll mainly focus on simulation work for the team, as it’s a role he spent most of 2011 doing with McLaren.

Ferrari have stuggled to keep up with the development in this area of technology – it never really got over the ban of in season testing, if we’re honest – and this is a way of shoring up that gap.

The Prancing Horse hasn’t won a driver’s title since 2007 and a constructor’s since 2008. With this influx of experience, they could be edging slightly closer.