Grosjean named new GPDA director

Date published: May 5 2017 - Editor

Haas' Romain Grosjean has replaced Jenson Button as the new director of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association.

Sebastian Vettel is also a director, and the driving duo will work closely with chairman Alexander Wurz over the course of the season.

"I am proud to have been elected by my peers," said Grosjean.

"We race drivers don't always hold the same opinion but we are united in wanting the best for our sport."

The Frenchman was referencing the ongoing debate of cockpit protection introduction, which Grosjean has already put on record that he is not biggest fan of either the 'Halo' or 'Shield' designs.

Wurz, meanwhile, is a big advocate of the proposed changes, but still welcome Grosjean as a good addition to the board.

"It was a pleasure working with Jenson over the past few years as he always put the interests of the drivers and the sport first," Wurz said. "Thanks JB for all your effort!

"Over recent years Romain has been a very active GPDA member. He has a lot of energy and thoughts about our sport and Sebastian and I welcome him as a great addition to the Grand Prix Drivers Association board."