A report on PitPass today has suggested that only 0.016% of Formula One fans around the world actually took part the recent survey conducted jointly between the FIA and AMD. PitPass have suggested that recent Global Broadcast reports put worldwide viewers of Formula One at 580 million. That is a lot of people! In fact (and correct me if I am wrong) isn’t that about 10% of the global population!?
The article goes on to say that the Royal Society For The Protection Of Birds did a recent survey that required people to give up one hour of their weekend to monitor birdlife in their gardens, and they managed a participation count of 470,000. This number puts the FIA’s survey in the shade with only 91,000 fans taking part.
Whilst I believe the survey (having now completed its second year) is definitely a step in the right direction, I am now wondering if the FIA could do more to work with the sports fanbase. Is 91,000 people enough to make an accurate judgement of what the average F1 fan wants?
Take a read of the article by clicking here, then comeback and tell me if you think the FIA are doing enough to consider what everybody wants from Formula One.