Williams driver George Russell has replaced Romain Grosjean as director of the Grand Prix Drivers Association (GPDA).
Grosjean’s move to IndyCar this year opened up a vacancy. Russell, 23, will work with co-director Sebastian Vettel and chairman Alexander Wurz.
The GPDA represents the interests of the 20 F1 drivers.
Russell, who is ready for his third year in F1 this season, said: “It is an honor and privilege to be named director of the GPDA, I greatly appreciate the support of my colleagues. drivers in giving me this role and recognizing the responsibility that comes with it. “
Russell is seen as one of F1’s most exciting youngsters. He drives at Williams for a third year but is part of the Mercedes motor racing program and is expected to graduate to the world champions soon.
Russell was a supporter of COVID for managing Lewis Hamilton at the Sakhir Grand Prix last year and almost won the race, just for a late stop-motion blunder to drop the order.
The 2021 F1 season kicks off with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28th.