Rubens Barrichello Rubens Barrichello has been elected as the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association’s new leader.

In the wake of Nick Heidfeld having to relinquish the role due to his switch to the role of Pirelli’s test driver, the GPDA met at Spa this weekend to elect a new chairman.

The GPDA usually holds a preference to keep a test driver in the chairman role, but the group elected Barrichello, whose experience in F1 outstrips the entire grid.

Barrichello will work alongside the current GPDA directors, Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa.

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