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Drivers eye spot on F1 Commission

F1 drivers may be angling for a spot on the sport’s decision-making body.

Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA) chief Alex Wurz has been coy when asked what the next step – like race boycotts – might be after the revelation of the highly-critical open letter about F1’s governance.

The active drivers in the FIA press conference in Bahrain on Thursday were also coy when it comes to the future, with Nico Rosberg saying only: “It’s early days.  It’s a process.”

In the paddock, Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg told reporters: “I am not in the GPDA, but I welcome the letter.

“I think the drivers should be more involved in the decision-making process.  For example, I see no reason why there should not be a driver on the F1 Commission.”

The F1 Commission, an intermediary body between the strategy group and the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council, is comprised of most of the sport’s stakeholders including sponsors, promoters and the tyre supplier.