There’s a new director in town at the GPDA, with Grosjean replacing former McLaren driver Jenson Button – who decided to step back from F1 at the end of last year.
Button was made a GPDA director in 2013 alongside fellow director Sebastian Vettel and chairman Alexander Wurz.
But as he’s no longer on the grid, it was decided a current driver should step up and Grosjean was voted in by the GPDA members in Russia.
It makes sense of course, as Grosjean is one of the more experienced drivers on the grid – following stints at Renault and Lotus before joining new team Haas last season.
The GPDA was reformed in 1994 to improve safety, but has since evolved into trying to make changes to areas such as fan engagement.
— Romain Grosjean (@RGrosjean) May 4, 2017
Wurz joined as chairman in 2014. The GPDA has been pushing for quicker and more challenging cars to drive, so the 2017 regulations obviously moved F1 in the right direction.
Grosjean said he was “proud” to be voted in by his fellow drivers and added the group was “united” in wanting the best for the sport.
Chairman Wurz thanked Button for his work at the GPDA over the years, before praising the appointment of RoGro as a director.