Drivers stall over new boss for F1 union

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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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