George Russell replaces Romain Grosjean as GPDA director

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.