WRC: the FIA wants your opinion

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The International Federation has launched an online survey among rally enthusiasts to understand what future to give to the WRC. And it’s not a joke…

A premise is obligatory. Even though we are in the midst of a carnival atmosphere, what you are going to read is by no means a (badly successful) carnival joke. And not even an April Fool’s joke that arrived early like panettone in supermarkets at the beginning of November. It’s all deadly serious. Dramatically serious. If it weren’t so serious it would be laughable.

As the rules of good journalism dictate, let’s start with the news: on Thursday 8 February the FIA launched an online survey (at the bottom you will find the link) among fans of the World Rally Championship to listen to their opinions on various aspects of the WRC. Perhaps they took inspiration from the televoting of the Sanremo Festival?

At the end of last year the FIA established a working group to relaunch the discipline and the questionnaire is one of the actions to define the future direction of the WRC. The results of the investigation are expected to be presented at the next World Motorsports Council meeting at the end of the month.

There are around sixty questions, in English only, which address technical issues as well as the media coverage of the WRC or the format of the races. We then ask, for example, our opinion on the type of energy and fuel to be used, on the length and type of races, on the cost of the cars and on the need to expand or not the number of competing manufacturers.
One question will surely intrigue all fans: among the different eras of the WRC, which was the most spectacular to watch? In short, an alternative way to use (we did) about ten minutes of our time.

It’s a shame that in every question you just need to answer with a tick and not expressing your opinion. It would have been nice to see if the FIA questionnaire would have received more insults than Amadeus and Fiorello after the Qua Qua Dance with John Travolta…

To participate in the survey


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