Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa have stepped into leading roles with the Grand Prix Drivers' Association.

Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa have stepped into leading roles with the Grand Prix Drivers' Association.

During a meeting of the safety-oriented body at Albert Park, Mercedes reserve driver Nick Heidfeld was voted in as the new chairman, with Pedro de la Rosa wanting to concentrate instead on his new Sauber race seat.

The German news agency SID now reports that, at the same time, Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso stepped down as de la Rosa's fellow directors.

 

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