F1 »

de la Rosa back in GPDA chair

Pedro de la Rosa will replace Rubens Barrichello as chairman of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association.
Pedro de la Rosa has agreed to return to the role of chairman of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association following previous incumbent Rubens Barrichello's switch to IndyCars in 2012.

The Spaniard previously held the position between 2008-10, only relinquishing it when he returned to a full-time race seat with Sauber, but had agreed to retake control when it became apparent that Barrichello may not be able to retain a foothold in F1. When the Brazilian was subsequently replaced at Williams by Bruno Senna, and decided to move to the USA to partner friend Tony Kanaan at KV Racing Technology's IndyCar operation, de la Rosa fulfilled his pledge and stepped in to fill the void.

Ironically, the 41-year old Spaniard - who confirmed his return to head of the GPDA with Spanish news agency EFE - will also return to a full-time race role in F1 in 2012, having been signed to a two-year deal by backmarker HRT.




Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
27.11.2011- Race, Rubens Barrichello (BRA), Williams FW33
Pedro de la Rosa and Narain Karthikeyan with the HRT F112 [Pic credit: HRT]
07.02.2012 Jerez, Spain, Pedro de la Rosa (ESP), HRT Formula One Team - Formula 1 Testing, day 1 - Formula 1 World Championship
25.07.2014- Press conference, Monisha Kaltenborn (AUT), CEO and Team Principal, Sauber F1 Team, Vijay Mallya (IND), Chairman and Managine Director Force India, Claire Williams (GBR) Williams Deputy Team Principal, Eric Boullier (FRA) McLaren Racing Director, Christian Horner (GBR), Red Bull Racing, Sporting Director and Marco Mattiacci (ITA) Team Principal, Scuderia Ferrari
25.07.2014- Press conference, Vijay Mallya (IND), Chairman and Managine Director Force India
19.07.2014- Ron Dennis (GBR) McLaren Executive Chairman
Pedro De La Rosa (ESP) Ferrari F14-T Development Driver.
08.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Tuesday.
Pedro De La Rosa (ESP) Ferrari F14-T Development Driver.
08.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Tuesday.
Pedro De La Rosa (ESP) Ferrari F14-T Development Driver.
08.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Tuesday.
Pedro De La Rosa (ESP) Ferrari F14-T Development Driver.
08.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Tuesday.
Pedro De La Rosa (ESP) Ferrari F14-T Development Driver.
08.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Tuesday.
Pedro De La Rosa (ESP) Ferrari F14-T Development Driver.
08.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Tuesday.
Pedro De La Rosa (ESP) Ferrari F14-T Development Driver leaves the pits.
08.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Tuesday.
Pedro De La Rosa (ESP) Ferrari F14-T Development Driver.
08.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Tuesday.
Pedro De La Rosa (ESP) Ferrari F14-T Development Driver.
08.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Tuesday.
04.07.2014 - Christian Horner (GBR), Red Bull Racing, Sporting Director and Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
22.06.2014- Race, Ron Dennis (GBR) McLaren Executive Chairman and Bernie Ecclestone (GBR), President and CEO of FOM
22.06.2014- Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 and Rubens Barrichello (BRA)

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.