The Grand Prix Drivers Association (GPDA) has announced its delight at the response to its global fan survey.
The poll, which closes after this Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix, is on course to be the biggest sporting fan survey ever completed. According to the GPDA, racing lovers from 191 countries have participated so far.
Quick analysis of social media also shows that the associated #RacingUnited hashtag has been used over 3,550 times in the past 30 days.
Speaking to Motorsport.com, the GPDA chairman, Alex Wurz, commented: “The number of participants is impressive – and the drivers are really happy that the fans wanted to voice their opinions.”
“So on behalf of all of F1, we want to say thanks to all the fans around the world for taking part in the survey. And if you haven’t done it yet, it’s not too late.”
“The survey was put together in a very scientific way to help gain a deep understanding and profile of the individuals who took part. That is perhaps the biggest value in this exercise.”
“Once we close the survey it will take a few weeks until the data is processed. Once that is done, the GDPA will discuss the outcome internally and we will consider the fans’ opinions and will plan further steps accordingly.”
“I hope the key stakeholders, including us drivers, will get the message fans have sent us.”
For fans who have yet to complete the survey, it can be found at: gpda.motorsport.com