Two-time champion Dario Franchitti, IRL and ChampCar veteran Tony Kanaan, and F1 and IndyCar driver Justin Wilson will head a newly-created IndyCar drivers’ association, which was formally announced for the first time today.
The Drivers' Assocaition, similar to the Formula 1 Drivers' Association and the now-defunct Championship Drivers Association, will give drivers a unified voice to help the series management determine safety and competition regulations.
According to Autosport magazine, Dario Franchitti said, "A lot of us sit and talk, but to get everybody in a room together was the main focus.
"We'll get the opinions of everybody about safety—the things we see at the tracks that others don't. It's been a long time coming."
According to IndyStar.com, Tony Kanaan said the goal would be, “... to work with the league, not against it."
The IRL needs to make the rules and we need to follow them,” he said. “That’s why rules are rules.”
Drivers met during the Mid-Ohio race weekend (August 6–8) to finalize their plans.