Heartbreak in Imola as George crashes out of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
George crashes out of the points and the Emilia RomagnaGP after contact with Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas in Imola.
The assembly of active Formula 1 drivers was originally founded to improve safety standards within F1.
George is welcomed to the GPDA by Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel and chairman, Alex Wurz whilst Grosjean remains on the board as an advisor.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
“It is an honour and privilege to be nominated director of the GPDA, I appreciate the support of my fellow drivers in entrusting this role to me and recognise the responsibility it entails. In its six decades of existence, the GPDA has been an integral part of supporting and shaping F1 safety, for the sport and our fans. I am looking forward to tackling the new challenges and opportunities alongside Anastasia, Sebastian and Alex.”
George will be back on track for FP1 on Friday March 26 at 11:30am GMT.