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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  • jimjimmy123

    Following the death of Ratzenberger, the GPDA was hastily convened on Sunday morning at the request of Senna, who took a leading role. His aim was to initiate steps to improve safety. He died that same afternoon.

    Can you imagine any of the prima donna drivers of today (e.g. Hamilton) taking responsibility for leading the GPDA. Lewis can’t even dedicate a win to the memory of 300 people who died in a crash weeks ago without smiling.

    There are no men left in F1, just spoilt boys.