Drivers unsure over new boss for Formula 1 union

Pedro de la Rosa

Pedro de la Rosa

The future of the official Formula 1 drivers’ association (GPDA) appears to be in danger.

We reported after the season-opening Australian Grand Prix that current GPDA president Pedro de la Rosa wants to step down.

Speed Week said that the Ferrari reserve driver informed his colleagues in Melbourne and scheduled a vote for his successor to take place, in Malaysia.

But the same publication now reports that while the matter was put on the table at a meeting at Sepang, the drivers could not find a willing candidate.

The issue will reportedly be back on the agenda this weekend in Bahrain.

Alongside 43-year-old Spaniard de la Rosa, the other GPDA directors at present are Jenson Button and reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel. (GMM)

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