Formula One drivers urge fans to have their say

Method One drivers are hoping to present supporters a say sooner or later of the sport through a global survey launched on Thursday.

“We need to speak to our enthusiasts, we wish to know what they think,” Alex Wurz, the chairman of the Grand Prix Drivers Affiliation (GPDA) advised reporters after launching the initiative at the Monaco Grand Prix.

The survey, in 12 languages, asks lovers to reply to 50 online questions on their likes and dislikes and viewing preferences. It Will remain are living for two weeks at gpda.motorsport.com

“We wish to be the interface and just bring ahead what our lovers assume,” stated the Austrian, a former F1 driver who now competes on the earth Patience Championship.

“We Predict it will develop into the biggest fan survey in recreation ever performed.

“There Is Not Any political agenda other than truly looking to lend a hand our recreation.”

McLaren’s Jenson Button, the 2009 world champion and a GPDA director, instructed reporters the drivers wanted to interact more with the lovers.

“We Adore this recreation as drivers, We Adore this sport as fans as well,” he mentioned. “Before I become an F1 driver, I used to be a massive fan of System One and watched it seeing that I was once eight.

“But if you end up concerned in the sport and practice the sport for therefore many years, on occasion which you can lose track of where the sport must go.

“As a sport we need to get close to our lovers. This Is A international activity and a lot of people watch it on TV and in actual time on the circuit. It means quite a bit for us to listen to what they have to say,” added the Briton.

Formula One’s primary stakeholders are currently engaged in a energetic debate about major adjustments for 2017, with a latest meeting of the Strategy Crew agreeing various proposals to make automobiles faster, louder and lighter.

“I Believe there are some nice ideas going round for the way forward for the sport from 2017 and with a bit of luck they (the enthusiasts) agree on those concepts,” said Button.

Components One’s business supremo Bernie Ecclestone stated he backed the survey, even supposing he felt what was once needed can be written down in just five words: “Better racing and more noise.”

(Enhancing by way of Greg Stutchbury)

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