THIS? This is the response to the GPDA letter? Is Bernie stoned? Am I stoned? What the hell is going on? How can anyone take this man seriously - how is he not retired yet? Do we need the FBI to storm the FIA headquarters like they did with FIFA and forcibly remove this deluded old man? He doesn’t address their concerns in his response, instead he calls into question their being gentlemen??? and criticises their grammar - WTF?
Although, if I were the GPDA, I would take his advice in the third paragraph. On the one hand, we have an obsolete and ill structured decision making process overseen for the last four decades by Bernie Ecclestone. On the other, an urgent need to restructure Formula One’s governance in order to secure the future of the sport. I’ve thought about it, and this is my wish…
1973 GPDA drivers’ meeting. Dress code: racewear and attitude.
A higher-definition shot of the line-up we’ve seen on here before, but with added catalogue model poses and pouting.
L-R: Peter Revson, Denny Hulme (on floor), Jackie Stewart, Francois Cevert, Emerson Fittipaldi, Niki Lauda, Howden Ganley (behind), George Follmer (on floor), Wilson Fittipaldi, Andrea de Adamich (behind), Clay Regazzoni, Ronnie Peterson (on floor), Jean-Pierre Jarier, Jean-Pierre Beltoise.
The GPDA presented today at Monaco the Global Fan Survey. To access the survey click here
Jenson Button: “It’s massively important because we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the fans.
"This is a sport that needs fans, we have millions of fans around the world, and it is always interesting to have their opinion, to see where they think the sport is, where they think the sport can go.
"Obviously, we all have our own ideas, which is great.
"Personally, I think the sport is in a good place right now, but there is always room for improvement, especially a sport like Formula 1 that is always changing
"So it is really important, and it will be interesting to see where it all goes.”
I hate my fucking life I have a job interview tomorrow and the fucking Ghostbusters theme tune came on and I just imagined Mark, Nando and Jenson in boiler suits and I’m laughin so hard I broke something
Interesting that he didn’t mention the Sky deal (after leaving Sky for Channel 4). Also interesting that Bernie (in my view, the source of all the problems, with his out-dated policies and leadership style) says the GPDA are right to complain.