F1 Fanatic in 2008: new look, new stuff

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

F1 Fanatic is getting a total redesign for the 2008 season and brand new site will be launched next week. Here’s a little peek at the new logo…

F1Fanatic.co.uk logo v6

I want to thank everyone who helped out by completing the survey last year and emailling me with feedback and suggestions.

There’s going to be lots of new content as well but the one new feature I want to tell you about today is one I’ve called F1 Live Comments.

It’s a simple idea: half an hour before every qualifying and race session a special post will appear at the top of the home page for everyone to discuss the F1 action as it happens.

Of course, how successful this is depends on how many people show up so I’ll run it on a trial basis for the first three race weekends to see how it goes.

The other potential danger is that it becomes overwhelmingly popular and crashes the site, in which case I might have to set up a special system to handle it – and I’d be very grateful for any technical advice!

In the meantime I hope you like the look of the site when it’s finally live next week, and look out for the first F1 Live Comments on the Australian Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday 15th March from 2.30am (British time).