De la Rosa threatens to quit GPDA
|By Damien Smith||Sunday, May 28th 2006, 16:12 GMT|
McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa has said he will resign from the Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA) if Michael Schumacher does not stand down over the Monaco Grand Prix controversy.
De la Rosa is one of several drivers who has been left unhappy at Schumacher's antics in qualifying, where the stewards claimed he deliberately stopped his car on the track to try and impede his rivals.
And amid suggestions that there will be a push by drivers to get Schumacher to stand down from his role as president of the GPDA, de la Rosa has made it clear that if the seven-time World Champion does not go then he will.
"I think what he did was a disaster for a seven-time World Champion," said de la Rosa at Monaco. "If someone like Ide had done that they would have taken his licence away.
"In my opinion I don't see how he can remain a GPDA director, but this is only my opinion, not the opinion of the organisation.
"We will have to discuss this matter at the next meeting [at Silverstone]. But if he remains as a director, then I cannot continue to do so."