Predo's F1 career started when he became a test driver for the Jordan team in 1998.
For the following two seasons he raced for the Arrows team, scoring three 6th positions, one in 1999, and two in 2000.
In 2001 Pedro replaced Luciano Burti at the Jaguar squad for the Spanish Grand Prix (5th Round of the season) and he stayed with the team until the end of the 2002 season.
McLaren Tester (2002-2009)
He then became test driver for the McLaren team, substituting for race drivers as and when injuries and illness occur.
His first such drive was in the 2005 Bahrain Grand Price, where he replaced the injured Juan Pablo Montoya and finished 5th, also setting the fastest lap time.
A Return To Racing (2006)
In 2006 Pedro again replaced Montoya (who departed for NASCAR), and he finished the season (8 races) for the team, picking up 19 points, best being 2nd to Jenson Button in the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Pedro continues in the test driver role for McLaren, however has been linked to a drive for the Prodrive team (team failed to make the grid), and he tested for the Force India team in November 2008.
However it wasn't until early 2010 that De la Rosa was announced as securing a race seat for Sauber in the coming season. He will partner Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi.