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Survey says sport is boring

Formula One fans have called on the sport to be more competitive and with fewer gimmicks, a survey has claimed.

The majority of fans who took part in the questionnaire also called for a return to a tyre war, in-race refuelling, and perhaps alarmingly, suggested that grand prix racing has gone from "exciting" to "boring" within the last five years.

Indeed, only 10 per cent of the 217,000 fans who gave their views on the current state of Formula One believe the sport is in a better shape now than it was in 2010.

The Grand Prix Drivers' Association Global Survey was launched in May and was backed by the sport's drivers and its ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone (above).

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