I have had my thoughts, now it is time to have your say, with The F1 Broadcasting Blog’s survey looking at Channel 4’s Formula 1 line-up.
There are six pages in the survey, each focussing on a different role:
P2. Lead Commentator
P3. Pit Lane Reporter
P6. Technical Expert
Each page has two questions:
Q1. Your number one choice for that role (multiple choice).
Q2. Your order of preference for that role (rank).
The point of having two questions related to each role is that, in some cases, the number one choice may not be available to Channel 4, or there may be multiple people that may fill that role as discussed in the three pieces. All the candidates listed are based upon the comments you made in the posts over the holiday period, alongside my own suggestions in each of the three posts.
For some of the roles, there are a lot of candidates. I could have removed some choices, but I wanted to keep as much choice as possible and thought it would be unfair to remove some contenders based on my own personal preferences. There are 16 people that could make up the analyst roles, beware when ranking them to make sure no one is accidentally left at the bottom. The person at the top is your favourite for the role, and the person at the bottom is your least favourite for the role. Inevitably there may be one or two names you don’t recognise, but again I did not want to remove candidates based on personal preference.
The survey can be found here, and will close on Sunday 10th January at 16:00 UK time. It should take no longer than ten minutes to complete.
The reason I emphasise the closing date is simple, as I want to write about the results before Channel 4 announce their team. I may extend the closing date, depending on the volume of readers’ who have completed the survey. As usual I’m happy to hear your thoughts below if there is anything I have missed out.
Update on January 2nd at 22:00 – Thanks to those that have already completed the survey, some interesting trends are already emerging. I’ve made two slight technical changes to the survey: a) every question is now mandatory; and b) the ‘rank’ starting order is now randomised instead of alphabetical order so that those at the lower end of the alphabet are not penalised (this was an issue mainly for the Analyst question, but no others appear to be affected).