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George Russell: GDPA director role has ‘opened my eyes’

George Russell: GDPA director role has ‘opened my eyes’

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George Russell said being one of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association directors for a second consecutive year has “opened my eyes” to a lot of the things the association does.

The Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA) is the trade union of Formula 1 drivers and meets, considers and debates topics that arise in the series.

This union has been particularly important this season after the multiple missile strikes near the track during the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix weekend. After the attack, the GPDA held a four-hour meeting with the drivers to discuss their thoughts.

Although membership of the GPDA is not compulsory, every driver on the grid currently is part of it. As a member, they are given the rights to vote on the leadership which includes the chairman alongside directors.

Former F1 driver Alexander Wurz serves as the chairman alongside legal adviser Anastasia Fowle and current drivers Sebastian Vettel and Russell.

Russell is in his second year in the post having…

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