Posted on February 29, 2012


Key representatives from Formula 1 teams will again come face to face with the fans of the sport this evening (Wednesday) when the latest FOTA Fans’ Forum takes place in Barcelona. Following on from successful events over the past two seasons in the UK, Montreal and Milan, Spanish F1 fans are now getting their chance to put their questions and points of view direct to the men at the heart of the sport. And were are delighted to announce that you can follow what is again likely to be a wide-ranging and lively debate on all aspects of the sport More…

Posted on June 10, 2011


Last night the organisers of the Bahrain Grand Prix issued a statement accepting that it will not be possible to stage the race this year and focussing their efforts on getting ready to host the sport in March 2012. In many ways this is what the organisers and the government there should have sought to do from the outset, rather than push for an Autumn date this season. With so much going on there, and with uncertainty in the outside world about the extent of the troubles, it was always going to be problematic to try to hold the race More…

Posted on July 6, 2010


The final video from last week’s FOTA Fans’ Forum, powered by Santander, looks ahead to this weekend’s British Grand Prix, with perspectives from McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes, Force India and Lotus and features vox pops from after the event from the fans who attended and from the panelists.

Posted on July 4, 2010


Many of the fans who attended the FOTA Fans Forum, powered by Santander this week were interested to ask the panel of key team members whether they felt that current F1 places enough emphasis on driver skill, whether the huge run off areas on the circuits make it too easy for drivers to get away with mistakes. Jock Clear, senior race engineer with Mercedes GP, made an impassioned speech about the challenge of F1, pointing out that if F1 had merely stood still in this area on the last three years, then Michael Schumacher would have found it easy to More…

Posted on July 4, 2010


There are three new teams on the grid this season and next year there is set to be another. USF1 failed to make it along the way. So what is it like being a new team and what do established teams like McLaren think about how they are performing? This was one of the subjects being discussed at the Fans Forum in London this week, where 150 fans came face to face with key team members and set the agenda for the discussion. The panel for the Forum was led by Martin Whitmarsh, FOTA chairman and team principal of Vodafone More…

Posted on July 3, 2010


Formula 1 is set to change dramatically in three years time with a new engine formula up or grabs and this formed the basis of one of the discussions at the recent FOTA Fans’ Forum, powered by Santander. Talks are ongoing between the teams and the FIA about what kind of engines the sport will adopt, but it seems likely that it will be low capacity turbocharged engines. The sport can embrace the opportunity of a new engine formula in 2013 to produce a new generation of far more fuel efficient engines, which will benefit the motor industry and society More…

Posted on July 2, 2010


Ferrari have clarified that when they speak about a third car, they are not talking about a car which would be run by the Scuderia, but one which they would make available to a new team, such as ART GP, should they win the 13th franchise for 2011. Speaking at the FOTA Fans Forum, powered by Santander, Ferrari spokesman Luca Colajanni said that “We would give them a competitive car, unless it is the one from last year.” The suggestion that test sessions, such as the one which used to take place at Silverstone, should return and give the fans More…

Posted on July 1, 2010


Formula 1 fans had the chance to meet face to face with leading figures from the sport at the FOTA Fans Forum, powered by Santander. The event was a unique opportunity for the fans and the sport to come together and exchange ideas. The panel for the Forum, held in London on July 1, was led by Martin Whitmarsh, FOTA chairman and team principal of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and featured Tony Fernandes, team principal of Lotus Racing, Jock Clear, Senior Race Engineer, Mercedes GP Petronas F1 team, Luca Colajanni, Head of Motorsport Press Office, Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro and Paul di More…

Posted on July 1, 2010


Formula 1 fans had the chance to meet face to face with leading figures from the sport at the FOTA Fans Forum, powered by Santander. The event was a unique opportunity for the fans and the sport to come together and exchange ideas. The panel for the Forum, held in London on July 1, was led by Martin Whitmarsh, FOTA chairman and team principal of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and featured Tony Fernandes, team principal of Lotus Racing, Jock Clear, Senior Race Engineer, Mercedes GP Petronas F1 team, Luca Colajanni, Head of Motorsport Press Office, Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro and Paul di More…

Posted on July 1, 2010


Here are some images from the FOTA Fans Forum, powered by Santander today.

Posted on July 1, 2010


Today 150 Formula 1 fans had their questions answered on subjects ranging from the Overtaking question to the Fan Experience at races when they met face to face with leading figures from the sport at the FOTA Fans Forum, powered by Santander, in London. The idea for the event, organised by Jamesallenonf1, came from the contents section on this website which has become a conduit for interactivity between the fans and the sport. The forum is an extension of that, putting the fans and the sport together in the same room to exchange ideas. Led by Martin Whitmarsh, FOTA chairman More…



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