The Formula One Teams’ Association (FOTA) is all set to host its first forum in Montreal as part of its work to bring the sport closer to the fans.
Every year, FOTA organizes ticketed fan forums to coincide with some of the grands prix, featuring drivers and team personnel who are subjected to questions from the floor. Last year, events were held in Barcelona, Manhattan, Oxford and Austin, all of which were hugely popular. This season, a forum was once again held in Barcelona as part of the winter testing programme, and the event in Montreal will be the second of 2013.
The forum held in the UK last year invited fans to Williams F1 Team’s headquarters in Oxfordshire, where they got the opportunity to meet one-time grand prix winner Pastor Maldonado before putting forward questions to Ross Brawn, Martin Whitmarsh and Bob Fernley. Following this, a legends panel comprising of Patrick Head, John Watson and Derek Warwick shared stories from their time in the sport, offering an incredible insight into the development of our sport.
The event in Montreal will take place on Wednesday 5th June (four days before the GP), with Caterham’s Charles Pic and Cyril Abiteboul confirmed to be attending, and it will be hosted by CNBC’s Brian Sullivan.
Tickets are free, but they won’t be around for long, so make sure you get in early. To apply for a ticket, please visit fota.co.