Russell replaces Grosjean as director of the Grand Prix Drivers Affiliation


By Balazs Szabo on

It has been confirmed that Williams driver George Russell will be part of the Grand Prix Drivers Affiliation as a director, changing the outgoing director Romain Grosjean.

Forward of the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, the GPDA has confirmed that Russell will take over the function of the director of the affiliation from Romain Grosjean who departed from Components One and is about to hitch America’s premier class open-wheel sequence, the IndyCar competitors.

The 23-year-old Briton joins current members, fellow director Sebastian Vettel and Chairman Alex Wurz, in addition to one other director, Anastasia Fowle – the primary ever non-driver appointment – within the GPDA. The commerce union of Components 1 drivers was based in 1961 to enhance security inside F1.

Commenting on the appointment, Russell mentioned: “It’s an honour and privilege to be nominated director of the GPDA, I respect the assist of my fellow drivers in entrusting this function to me and recognise the accountability it entails.

“In its six a long time of existence, the GPDA has been an integral a part of supporting and shaping F1 security, for the game and our followers. I’m wanting ahead to tackling the brand new challenges and alternatives alongside Anastasia, Sebastian and Alex,” he added.


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