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Drivers keen for more influence

The GPDA asks for more influence when it comes to making decisions about F1
The Grand Prix Drivers Association says it wants more influence in F1's decision making process having held a meeting with the FIA president Jean Todt in Korea.

According to reports in the German press, a number of drivers met with Todt to discuss the possibility of more influence on decisions affecting the sport after a number of issues emerged in Korea.

Amongst them were concerns over the pit lane entry, which some said could have been resolved had the drivers been asked about the design of the circuit in advance.

“We want a permanent dialogue with the governing body,” GPDA chairman Rubens Barrichello said. “We discussed three or four things and he was very open. All we want is for the GPDA to be able to contribute more to the future of the sport.”

Barrichello was joined for the meeting by Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa – both of whom hold the roles of directors within the GPDA.



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107SS2009

October 29, 2010 4:51 PM

over2u, I fully understand your feelings and agree with some but I am sure that with the present 18k rpm engine power band it is not possible to drive/operate the car without a rev limiter also not possible to shift 7 gears using a normal gear shift and clutch with such a narrow power band. If the modern FI car didn’t had what’s called an untie stall in the ECU mapping it would be near impossible to drive off/out of the garage.

over2u

October 29, 2010 4:11 PM

Great - do away with 'all' aero packages including the wings & narrower slick tyres - revert back to stick-shift manual transmission and normal foot clutch & Remove the rev-limiter ! ! ! . . . . . . . Now that should . . . . separate the clever drivers from just the few fast ones (think Button would do rather well !)



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