Williams F1 driver George Russell has been appointed as the new director of the GP Drivers Association thus replacing Frenchman Romain Grosjean who has resigned from his position.

Grosjean was a GPDA director for many years, but retired from his position as director as he continued his racing career in the US where he will compete in the IndyCar Championship.

Russell is thrilled to be elected director even though just turned just 23 on February 15, making him one of the younger drivers in Formula 1, and the young Briton will work alongside fellow director Sebastian Vettel and chairman Alex Wurz.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be nominated for GPDA Director,” Russell said.

“I appreciate the support of my fellow drivers for entrusting me with this role and recognizing the responsibility it carries.”

“In its six decades of existence, the GPDA has been an integral part of supporting and shaping safety in Formula One, for the sport and our fans.”

GPDA has also appointed the first person to the position of director who is not a driver, a long time egal advisor Anastasia Fowle who will deal with business activities.

“After several years of working with Alex [Wurz], Sebastian [Vettel] and Romain [Grosjean], I am proud to have been selected for the management position as the first person not to be an F1 driver,” Fowle said.

“I’m passionate about sports and this industry and I’m honored to be supporting the GPDA.”

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George Russell, Williams (Photo: Williams)
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