Does the F1 survey mean the sport is finally listening?

As a result of the F1 strategy group meeting last week a global F1 fan survey has been launched in conjunction with the heavy hitters in Formula One media including F1 Racing Magazine, AUTOSPORT and Motorsport news. 

The survey canvasses the fanbase on a number of issues in and around the spectacle of an F1 weekend, the coverage and even allows fans to suggest changes to the technical regulations. 

Some of the highlights from the questionnaire include the following:

  • Who is your favourite team/driver
  • Are the F1 cars loud enough
  • How do you following races (TV/radio/laptop/magazines) - notably podcasts are not listed! :(
  • Would increased social media access make the sport more comprehensible
  • How much would you be willing to pay per race for a dedicated streaming option (OMG YES FINALLY!)
  • Would you like to see a return of double-points / refuelling / reverse grids / changes to the qualifying format
  • Would you support teams being able to buy and sell their chassis to other teams / all teams running the same specification cars like in GP2
  • Would you like to see other tyre manufacturers enter the sport / should teams be allowed to pick the tyre they wish to use during a race weekend

The survey takes only a few minutes to complete and can be found here. It doesn't seem to be collecting any personal data (if you worry about that sort of thing) nor are there any limits to completing the survey multiple times - so if getting F1 to adopt a streaming method is really important to you here's your chance to make a difference.

Let us know what you think? What technical changes do you think are vital to keeping the sport alive and will this survey make any difference?

^ Rod