FOTA’s F1 fans survey results in full

F1 fans want traditional tracks to stay, says FOTA's survey

F1 fans want traditional tracks to stay, says FOTA's survey

The F1 teams’ association’s plans for the future of Formula 1 attracted a huge amount of interest yesterday.

Much of the teams’ recommendations were based on a survey of 8,500 F1 fans conducted by FOTA. F1 Fanatic can now reveal the results of that survey in full for the first time.

Among the report’s main findings are:

  • Fans are most interested in seeing driver skill and least interested in changes to the regulations
  • F1 is “Not likely to gain viewers even if races are shortened” (astonishingly they then suggested reducing race lengths)
  • 58% of fans agreed Spa, Silverstone, Monaco and Monza should stay on the calendar (FOTA did not mention circuits in their proposal)
  • The majority of fans are not concerned about a reduction in testing
  • One third of fans want to see race grids reversed to put faster cars at the back
  • Most fans think the level of overtaking is about right, but a significant number want to see more
  • More than half of fans think more emphasis should be placed on winning races in determining the championship winner
  • Half of fans want more on-board cameras on the cars and interactive television coverage

What do you think of the survey? What other recommendations should FOTA have made based on them? Have your say in the comments.

One slide from the FOTA F1 survey presentation (click to enlarge)

One slide from the FOTA F1 survey presentation (click to enlarge)

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26 comments on FOTA’s F1 fans survey results in full

  1. wasiF1 said on 3rd February 2010, 1:53

    Only 8,500 F1 fans??It that all the people who think about the sports?

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