New GPDA chairman

Who will it be?

  • Jenson Button

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lewis Hamilton

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Michael Schumacher

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Nico Rosberg

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sebastian Vettel

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mark Webber

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rubens Barichello

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Robert Kubica

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Adrian Sutil

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Vitantonio Liuzzi

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sébastien Buemi

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jaime Alguersuari

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jarno Trulli

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Karun Chandhok

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Bruno Senna

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pedro de la Rosa

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Kamui Kobayashi

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Timo Glock

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lucas di Grassi

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    12
It isn't the most important question before the season-opener, but still, should be interesting.
Added a poll so you can vote for your favorite. (you can vote for 3 drivers since there are 3 directors)

Current chairman is Pedro de la Rosa, with Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso as directors.

GPDA wikipedia
 

Brogan

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I'm surprised that it's PdlR to be honest and has been since 2008.
I would have thought it would have been an active driver, rather than a test driver.

I like this bit from Wiki: "De la Rosa wishes to step down after securing a race drive with the Sauber team ahead of the 2010 season; a vote will be held at the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix to determine if he will do so, and, if he does, who his successor will be."

So they're going to vote on whether he's allowed to stand down or not :D
 

Galahad

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Valued Member
I've gone for Rubens, as the most experienced driver; Michael Schumacher, as the most successful, and Jarno Trulli, to represent the interests of drivers in the less-funded teams.

Whether the GPDA, thus composed, would run harmoniously is another question, of course.
 
Brogan said:
I'm surprised that it's PdlR to be honest and has been since 2008.
I would have thought it would have been an active driver, rather than a test driver.

I'm not so suprised its de la Rosa as much as current drivers have no interest in GPDA. I would like to see Michael as a director (experience), Lewis (young blood) and Alonso. (same reason as MSC)

F1 today is a lot safer than in the 60s but in 21st century, maybe they should focus on interacting more with the fans?!
 

genji

Banned
Hasn't Schumacher just been appointed as some drivers' rep for the FIA or something?

Also, the test/reserve drivers should be in the list, shouldn't they?

Also, http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82058.

Also, I think it should be mandated that the current WDC is the chairman - a bit like if you win the Eurovision song contest then your country has to host the next one.
 
genji said:
Also, the test/reserve drivers should be in the list, shouldn't they?

It would be quite a big poll then LOL


It's just postponed. Two weeks isn't long.

Also, I think it should be mandated that the current WDC is the chairman - a bit like if you win the Eurovision song contest then your country has to host the next one.

Maybe not the chairman, but a 4th director. Its actually a very good idea.
 
BlackCountryBob said:
Did Lewis ever join the GPDA? I thought Massa and Sutil were not members also.

The Chairman is bound to be Mark "Arthur Skargill" Webber.

The wikipedia article says that all 2010. drivers are members. I think Lewis wasn't a member in 2007. and 2008.
 

Brogan

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Staff Member
I've gone for current WDC, previous WDC and experience in Barrichello.

I think having the 2 Directors as the 2 WDCs is a good way to go.
 
Voted for :-

  • Webber - he likes to put across his opinion (& a good moan)
    Rubens - for experience
    Schumi - also for experience *

* I would have preferred to vote for DC (but he wasn't in the list) because :-
  • he also has experience
    likes to put across his opinion
    also likes a good moan
    has done it once
    is no longer a driver so has more time representing the GPDA
    Also & mainly he stood up to Mad Max in 2005.
 
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