GPDA boasts 100% F1 membership


The Grand Prix Drivers’ Association now has 100 per cent membership among Formula 1 drivers

Every Formula 1 driver on the grid has signed up to their union, the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association, for what chairman Alex Wurz calls “maybe the first time in history.”

“F1 is entering a period of evolution, change and perhaps even a degree of turmoil,” said the two-time Le Mans winner and former F1 competitor. “They recognise they must be united and represented to face that challenge.”

The GPDA was founded in May 1961 in order to improve safety standards for Grand Prix drivers and spectators, but was disbanded during the 1982 season. Niki Lauda and Gerhard Berger re-established the union after the deaths of Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger in 1994.

Romain Grosjean and Sebastian Vettel are the current directors of the GPDA alongside Wurz.


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