Formula 1 fans are to get the chance to meet face to face with leading figures from the sport, team principals, engineers and drivers at a groundbreaking event in London.
The FOTA Fans Forum, powered by Santander is a unique opportunity for the fans and the sport to come together and exchange ideas.
The idea came from the comments section on this site. We’ve regularly taken fans’ questions and points and put them to people in the sport. Now this event, organised in conjunction with the Formula One Teams Association, goes one step further and brings fans even closer to the sport. It offers the chance to engage face to face with key decision makers from the pit wall and to have your voices heard.
The panel for the July 1 event is led by Martin Whitmarsh, FOTA chairman and team principal of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and features 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, Paul di Resta test and reserve driver, Force India F1 team.
The free event will start at 1pm. Taking the form of a 90 minute discussion in a “Question Time” format in the theatre at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, in London’s Piccadilly, fans will have the opportunity to ask questions and to offer their points of view on all the key talking points in the sport at the moment.
With the Santander British Grand Prix taking place a week later the revised Silverstone circuit is sure to be one of the topics under discussion, but it’s up to you the fans to set the agenda; Team orders, overtaking, new circuits? What’s on your mind?
If you would like to attend the Fans Forum, there are 150 places available on a first come first served basis. The event is free. All you have to do is register your email address and the question you would like to ask on the day. Attendees will be notified in due course.
Everyone who signs in on the day will be entered into a draw for three stunning prizes, including a ride in the Santander 2 seater GP car with Martin Brundle and tickets for the Grand Prix. The winners will be drawn during the event.
To find out more details and to register for a place click here FANS FORUM APPLICATIONS