David Couthard is critical of Barrichello and Rosberg after both turned down a chance to be nominated to become directors of the GPDA (Grand Prix Drivers’ Association). Coulthard has been chairman for nearly a decade but is looking to stand down after fellow director Michael Schumacher has retired. Alonso, Ralk Schumacher and Mark Webber have been voted in recently.
Michael has taken a lot, but he’s given a lot too,” he told the British magazine F1 Racing. “I’ve taken less, and given less, but I’ve certainly given. The GPDA is the only route via which they can influence their sport and yet they don’t seem to want to know. I just can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t want to be active in the only forum via which he can increase the likelihood of his going home safe and sound at the end of a day spent caning one of the 22 fastest cars in the world around a race track. So when someone like Nico says he isn’t ready, well, that’s bollocks.”