Why Villeneuve is right about 'the fans'

Why Villeneuve is right about 'the fans'

Jacques Villeneuve's recent comments about the danger of asking fans weren't popular, but EDD STRAW argues that he is onto something

When Jacques Villeneuve said "it is dangerous to ask 'the fans' what they want, because a lot of modern F1 is what 'the fans' wanted", he had a good point.

His phraseology was a little clumsy. Had he said "a lot of modern F1 is what the fans said they wanted" or "what F1 understood from what the fans asked for", it would have been a little more accurate. But, even so, he was pretty much on the money.

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