Archive for the ‘GPDA’ Category

Fernando AlonsoAs reported on autosport.com

In a 45-minute meeting at the Shanghai circuit on Friday evening, the GPDA went ahead with nominating the board that they wished to represent them for the next 12 months. It was agreed that Alonso, Webber and Ralf Schumacher will become directors, with the Toyota driver also becoming the new chairman to replace David Coulthard. The former directors of the GPDA were Coulthard, Michael Schumacher and Jarno Trulli.

It is understood that Schumacher’s stepping down from the GPDA, because of his imminent retirement, was a key factor in convincing Alonso to get involved.

One world champion giving way for another world champion ! That’s what bringing in new blood is all about. We hope that these guys will carry forward the good work others have been doing.

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Drivers threaten Monza boycott

Posted: September 9, 2006 by Neeraj in Formula-One, GPDA, Monza, RaceTracks

As reported on homeofsport

Leading Formula One drivers have threatened to boycott the Monza circuit because their pleas for improved safety are being ignored, according to reports.As a meeting of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA) broke on Friday at the high speed Italian venue, members revealed that a public condemnation of Monza will be made next week unless their demands are met.

Their concerns centre on the close proximity of barriers, notably at the second chicane, and the use of gravel traps rather than the safer alternative of asphalt areas.

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