Drivers stall over new boss for F1 union

Who would replace De la Rosa as GPDA president?

Mar.31 (GMM) The future of the F1 drivers' association appears in danger.

(L to R): Pedro De La Rosa, Ferrari Development Driver with Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing
(L to R): Pedro De La Rosa, Ferrari Development Driver with Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing

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

Speed Week said 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.

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