F1 Fanatic is four!

F1 Fanatic first appeared on March 5th, 2005 and today it is four years old!

In the past I have marked the site’s birthdays by wheeling out new site designs but I’m sticking with the same basic layout for the foreseeable future, though with some minor updates in the pipeline for the coming weeks.

As many of you know I have been preoccupied with fixing a persistent server problem which, though improved, is still not entirely fixed. Thanks to everyone who’s been helping me with this.

I am very happy with how much the site continues to grow, recently passing the 2,000 RSS subscribers mark. I never imagined when I begun writing it that I would end up receiving hundreds of comments a day! I hope you all have as much fun contributing to the site as I do.

This will be the fourth F1 season covered by F1 Fanatic and it promises to be highly unpredictable and exciting. We’ll be live blogging every session once again – it was tons of fun last year, and I can hardly wait for that first practice session at Melbourne.

Until then, thanks to all of you who have and continue to read my writing, challenge my ideas, correct my mistakes, and make F1 even more fun to follow!

Check out The Best of F1 Fanatic to read some of the highlights from the last four years.

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48 comments on F1 Fanatic is four!

  1. Viktor Nedelchev said on 6th March 2009, 5:38

    Happy Birthday Keith and the rest of the team!!! Wish you all the best in the future! Keep up the good work on this wonderful website. Thank you for providing us with what we crave for!

  2. sayonaraman said on 6th March 2009, 6:16

    I honestly don’t know what I’d do if your blog wasn’t there Keith. All the best for you and your team!

  3. All the best, Keith. On to 8, and then 12, and then… well, you get it.

  4. scunnyman said on 6th March 2009, 7:30

    happy birthday again Keith,

    I do have a question for you too.

    in the first 4 years of your site being up and running which subjects have had most of the people in agreement and those which have split peoples opinions down the middle.

    I mean most people agreed that Martin Brundle should do the commentary on bbc. And most people agreed on the chain as the intro. Most people was against James Allen too. Also very recently most people agreed that a shorter race was wrong wrong wrong.

    I can’t give you an example of a split in peoples opinions, maybe most people who know what they are talking about will be in agreement.

    I’d be very grateful to know if you have those kind of statistics to hand. I am quite curious as to what subjects fall into each category.

    yours chris

  5. hamilton wc 09 said on 6th March 2009, 8:30

    well done keith, site keeps getting better & better ive been on nearly every day since start of the 07 season like nikos said i have no doubt that someone will pick you up to do f1 reporting full time. my favourate thing about the site is that its all about waht everything means for the fans, you dont get that on any other website

  6. Rob said on 6th March 2009, 8:41

    Happy Birthday!

    “FOUR MORE YEARS!!”

  7. Congratulations!!

    Excellent work, go ahead!

  8. Pete Walker said on 6th March 2009, 9:35

    Congratulations, Keith!

    Here’s to another four years – its reassuring having somewhere to go that reminds me there are other people in the world just as obsessed with this sport as me. :)

  9. Jolene said on 6th March 2009, 10:23

    Congrats Keith! Have’nt posted here for a while but by far the best site!

  10. anirudh said on 6th March 2009, 10:55

    Great site Keith! Congratulations !!!!
    I visit this site every single day!
    and Wow this site’s birthday coincides with Brawn GP’s birthday! :D

  11. Scott Joslin said on 6th March 2009, 10:58

    Happy Birthday F1 Fanatic’s! Great to be part of the community! Here is to a great 2009!

    Bring it on….

  12. PJA said on 6th March 2009, 11:19

    Happy birthday, it’s a great site hope it keeps going from strength to strength.

  13. Pawel said on 6th March 2009, 12:31

    Happy Birthday!

    You’re doing a great job with the blog – by fat the best and most interesting F1 blog out there!

  14. The Limit said on 6th March 2009, 14:30

    Happy Birthday……………………..

  15. patrickl said on 6th March 2009, 14:59

    Happy birthday Keith.

    This sure is one of the best F1 sites (if not The best). You really show amazing dedication. Truly F1 Fanatic!

  16. StrFerrari4Ever said on 6th March 2009, 16:28

    Happy Birthday F1Fanatic brilliant site has everything an f1 fan would want here’s to more glorious years :D

  17. Happy Birthday F1Fanatic! Can’t wait for the championship to begin!

    With the kind of numbers your site is pulling in off-season Keith, I think you’ll be in for a big surprise during the season :D

    Good luck!

  18. Hounslow said on 6th March 2009, 17:52

    Excellent site Keith, long may it continue. It’s the most critically aware F1 site I’ve ever found.

  19. Damon said on 6th March 2009, 19:09

    Best F1 website ever. Thank you, Keith.

  20. Journeyer said on 7th March 2009, 6:44

    Hey – isn’t this going to be the FIFTH F1 season you’re covering? Just a thought. :D

    Congrats and well done, Keith! Keep on rolling! :)

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