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Wurz appointed chairman of GPDA
Oct 3, 2014, 11:47 AM

Alex Wurz has been appointed Chairman of the Grand Prix Drivers Association, replacing Pedro de la Rosa, following a meeting of drivers in Suzuka.

Alex Wurz has been appointed Chairman of the Grand Prix Drivers Association, replacing Pedro de la Rosa, following a meeting of drivers in Suzuka. Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel were also re-appointed as GPDA Directors.

"Alex will be a great GPDA Chairman. He is one of the most experienced drivers I know, full of positive new ideas, and he has seen so many different aspects of the sport throughout his career," said Vettel.

Former Benetton and McLaren driver Wurz, who holds a driver mentor role at Williams and who is currently racing with Toyota in the world endurance championship, said hoped the GPDA could become “a more united voice for our sport”.

“With the support of Jean (Todt) and Bernie (Ecclestone), the teams, the media and most importantly with the backing of our fans, the GPDA will now aim to become a more dynamic and positive influence for the future of our sport.”

Wurz also outline his agenda for the development of the GPDA, outlining five priorities: to reach out to our fans, add more value, inspire more passion and help build a new generation of followers; to co-operate with the rule makers and rights holders especially as they seek to make racing ever more exciting; to support the constant quest for safety innovation and race with respect for our fellow drivers, to encourage the latest safety developments to reach the grass roots of our sport, quickly and cost effectively; to demonstrate to F1’s global audience that safety and sustainability in our sport can help promote safer and cleaner mobility on our roads.

 
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