World Champion Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa will remain as directors of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA), as Pedro de la Rosa was officially voted in as chairman on Friday. De la Rosa will be replacing Rubens Barrichello as head of the drivers' organization following a decision that was made last year.
"The agreement we had at the end of last season was that if Rubens would not be in Formula 1, then I would take over," the HRT driver said. "That was the vote from the drivers, so I will take over."
The move was officially ratified at Friday night's meeting of the GPDA in Melbourne, where it was also agreed that Vettel and Massa would be continuing in the roles that they assumed at the start of last year.