De la Rosa to stay on as GPDA president

Pedro De La Rosa (ESP) HRT Formula One Team. Formula One World Championship, Rd19 United States Grand Prix, Preparations, Austin, Texas, 15 November 2012.

Pedro de la Rosa

Veteran Pedro de la Rosa looks set to continue his role at the head of the Formula 1 drivers’ union, despite dropping off the actual racing grid for 2013.

The veteran Spaniard, however, will still be at the grands prix in his new role as Ferrari‘s development test driver, and so according to El Mundo Deportivo newspaper he will likely remain president of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA).

“I am ready to go on, if the other drivers want me to,” he is quoted as saying.

It is reported de la Rosa’s re-election will take place in Australia, ahead of the 2013 season opener next month.