The GPDA represents the interests of the drivers themselves in all manner of issues including rule changes and penalty systems, both of which have come under the spotlight in the last 12 months.
And chairman Alex Wurz believes the arrival of the latest new members and the 100 per cent unity of the grid “perhaps for the first time in history” is an important step.
“F1 is entering a period of evolution, change and perhaps even a degree of turmoil,” Wurz said.
“They recognise they must be united and represented to face that challenge.
“[The drivers want to] prevent any politics or power fights from ultimately compromising on-track performance.
“The drivers believe unity is fundamental for the sport’s success.”
New owners Liberty…