Look at the outrage here... and across the net and the twittersphere. It's becoming ever more incredible to me that F1 can continue this way for much longer. It's a laughing stock, it's disfunctional. If an individual were to behave like this for so long, men in white coats would come along and quietly put him into a van and take him away to a facility where he can't do himself any more harm.
It's very significant that the drivers have now gone public. When you say something as direct as "...the drivers have come to the conclusion that the decision-making process in the sport is obsolete and ill-structured and prevents progress being made.
“Indeed, it can sometimes lead to just the opposite, a gridlock.
“This reflects negatively on our sport, prevents it being fit for the next generation of fans and compromises future global growth."
... you need to have prepared yourself for the next step if those who govern F1 ignore your protest. Were the GPDA to meekly back down if FOM, FIA or the Strategy Group ignores them, all they will have achieved is to demonstrate they are paper tigers.
Allow me to dream a little. A few more races have taken place... the assorted nonsenses continue, the FOM, FIA and the Strategy Group thrash around to no effect. Audiences on TV and at circuits remain soft. It's now summer and the GPDA's points have been ignored. They issue a firm set of proposals for the governance of F1. Ignored or rubbished.
So they then announce that unless their proposed changes are discussed in a joint meeting with the GPDA and the FIA they will not race at Austria, Britain, Hungary and Germany. That would create a hole between mid June and late August.
Drivers never struck before? See South African GP 1982.