I think I suggested an alternative in my survey answers, KO.
Good luck with it.
Completed your questionnaire… I thought the final question was poorly phrased, by the way, but if at all possible I’d be very interested to read your conclusions when you thesis is complete.
My first post here, so go easy on me.
I’m 52 and first started watching F1 during the Jackie Stewart / Tyrrell years and I supported Team Tyrrell, regardless of drivers, all the way through until 1998/99 when they became BAR – which eventually became Honda – which eventually became Brawn (all of whom I continued to support) – which eventually became Mercedes. And that’s where it stopped for me. Mercedes. I loathe Mercedes as a brand and always have – can’t give you a rational explanation for it so I won’t even try – but I cannot support Mercedes.
It was made easier for me to turn aside by them signing Schumi – who I also dislike because of his total disregard for fairplay when the stakes are high. So I’ve recently found myself supporting Caterham. It’s not been easy… but then I feel right at home; back in the wilderness years of 1984 to 1998 as a Tyrrell fan.
So, for me, always the team and not the driver.