It has become apparent to me that the most important stakeholders in Formula 1 – the fans – do not have a voice. The current situation has deteriorated so far, and current administrators so far out of touch, that convicted cheater Flavio Briatore has been asked for his opinion on how to improve F1. There appears to have been no real attempt to engage fans on what they think needs changing in our sport. F1 in 2014 has provided some enthralling races, but at the same time has had those at the top of the sport slamming the noise and spectacle of this years cars.
The lack of a stakeholder group for fans also leads to misuse of fans’ voice, a recent example was the Ferrari ‘survey’ earlier this year which was nothing more than a mouthpiece for president Luca Di Montezemolo.
To further the cause of safety the Grand Prix Drivers Association was formed. To further the cause of fan engagement in F1 I am proposing an association of fans, the Grand Prix Fans Association.
To get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org