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Drivers angling for a spot on the F1 Commission

  • Published on 31 Mar 2016 16:22
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

F1 drivers may be angling for a spot on the sport's decision-making body. Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA) chief Alex Wurz has been coy when asked what the next step - like race boycotts - might be after the revelation of the highly-critical open letter about F1's governance.

The active drivers in the FIA press conference in Bahrain on Thursday were also coy when it comes to the future, with Nico Rosberg saying only: "It's early days. It's a process." In the paddock, Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg told reporters: "I am not in the GPDA, but I welcome the letter. I think the drivers should be more involved in the decision-making process. For example, I see no reason why there should not be a driver on the F1 Commission."

The F1 Commission, an intermediary body between the strategy group and the FIA's World Motor Sport Council, is comprised of most of the sport's stakeholders including sponsors, promoters and the tyre supplier. (GMM)

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  • f1dave

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    Fewer factions making the decisions is what's needed, not more. Sponsors, promoters and the tyre supplier, who's next, the ticket takers at the track, food sellers, and program vendors?

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    • Mar 31 2016 - 17:21
    • Pompey

      Posts: 84

      What about me?

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      • Mar 31 2016 - 19:33
    • And me? ;) Nah, I agree partly, but I definitely think its relevant for the drivers to have a say. Do Pirelli have a say in the F1 commission? Because that is definitely excessive. They are a supplier, F1 should demand a product from them, and they supply said product. Sponsors and promoters do of course have a say in things, they need to for things to work. But there are too much politics and money interest in F1 as it stands today, and that needs to be remedied.

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      • Mar 31 2016 - 21:48
    • khasmir

      Posts: 893

      Don't forget the most important group: the beer vendors.
      I really think F1 needs to listen what they have to say ;)

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      • Mar 31 2016 - 23:24

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