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FOTA seeks to speak to F1 fans

The Formula One Teams Association sends an open letter to F1 fans in which it reveals it will host three forums before the end of the year
FOTA has revealed that it will host three fans forums later in the year in order to get feedback from people who follow the sport.

On the back of a successful event last year in London, FOTA will host events in Canada, Britain and Italy before the end of the season to allow teams to engage with fans.

The news came in an open letter from FOTA chairman Martin Whitmarsh and vice chairman Eric Boullier in which the pair also reflected how the teams have reacted to the research study undertaken by FOTA early last year.

The full letter reads as follows:

Monaco, 27 May 2011

Dear Formula 1 fans,

As some of you may remember, in early 2010 FOTA undertook a global research study together with our partners at F1 Racing and LG Electronics.

The study sought opinions and feedback from the global fan base, and was conducted to help us better understand our strengths and to prioritise our challenges for the future. The survey was exhaustive and took on average more than 35 minutes to complete, so we were very pleased and grateful to receive detailed feedback from more than 85,000 fans from more than 190 countries.

A year on from the announcement of the initial findings, we feel it is appropriate to share the work we have undertaken and the actions we have implemented over the past 12 months.

First, you provided FOTA with a very strong mandate (more than 80% support) to work to support the teams, to develop technological improvements and to enhance the reputation of F1 around the globe.

As fans you voiced your opinion that F1 needed to attract new followers by ensuring its position as the pinnacle of motorsport from both a technical perspective and driver perspective. More than 90% of you highlighted that more exciting racing and increased opportunities for overtaking represented the most important issues for us to address.

Through the FOTA Technical Regulations Working Group and in partnership with the FIA and our new tyre supplier, Pirelli, we put this issue at the top of our agenda. Writing as we are after the Spanish Grand Prix, five races into the 2011 season, we hope you feel that innovations such as the Drag Reduction System and the revised tyre compounds have made very positive contributions in this area.




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pitstop - Unregistered

May 27, 2011 10:22 PM

Barrie,i don't know of a boring Scottish woman who commentate's with Brundle DC does and he is male,if you mean Lee Mckensie then she interview's drivers and i think she does a very good job,and how has this got anything to do with FOTA? they can't do anything about who the Beeb employ.



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