George Russell new director of the GPDA

The Williams driver replaces Romain Grosjean, who will continue his sports campaign in IndyCar.


After the departure of the French Romain Grosjean to IndyCar Grand Prix Drivers Association (GPDA) that groups the pilots of the F1 has a new director: English George Russell, of the team Williams.

George Russell

Russell shares the position with the German Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin; and with Anastasia fowle, who in recent years has served as legal advisor to the GPDA.

The highest authority of entity, founded in 1961 to represent the interests of pilots, particularly in matters of safety; still the Austrian Alexander Wurz.

Romain GrosjeanBeyond Russell's appointment, the GPDA clarified that Grosjean will remain his advisor. "To finish your work in progress and lessons learned" from his accident in Bahrain last year.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be appointed Director of the GPDA. I appreciate the support of my colleagues in entrusting me with this role and I recognize the responsibility it entails "said Russell, 23.

 “In its six decades of existence, the GPDA has been an integral part of supporting and shaping the F.1 safety for the sport and our fans. I look forward to addressing the new challenges and opportunities together with Anastasia, Sebastian and Alex ”, culminated.

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