How F1 could give more to fans

How F1 could give more to fans

The first test of the 2010 pre-season showed Formula 1 fans were eager to see on-track action, with record numbers of people attending the event. Dieter Rencken believes it's time for the sport to offer a show during the off-season

Now that Formula 1's first official test session (of four) has come and gone, and with the second being due to start tomorrow, what lessons can be learned from last week's three-day session in Valencia – during which five new designs were unveiled, and a total of seven teams took to the track, in the process covering around 6,000 kilometres?

The first is that so starved of action are the sport's fans that tens of thousands were willing to pay good money to see, feel and hear a bunch of cars on different development schedules take to the track in random sequence during the three days.

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