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F1 rulers vow to listen to the fans

June 18, 2005 08:41 IST

Formula One's governing body has promised to listen to the voices of ordinary fans when finalising new rules for 2008 and beyond.

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said on Friday that more than 90,000 people from 180 countries had taken part in an online survey to have their say about Formula One.

The results of the largest and most comprehensive analysis of public opinion carried out in motor sport will be published next month before the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Issues dealt with included how many races there should be, whether Formula One should go to new countries, the best qualifying format, the quality of television coverage and which events are crucial to the calendar.

"The answers which tens of thousands of fans have given to these and other questions may challenge the assumptions of many of the sport's stakeholders," said FIA president Max Mosley in a statement.

"But the FIA will take full account of the results when finalising the proposed regulations for the 2008 Formula One world championship."

The governing body must publish the 2008 technical regulations before the end of 2005. They are due to go before the FIA general assembly at the end of October.

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