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. DG-Geelong said on 6th March 2009, 3:03

    It’s like your child growing up.
    Happy birthday.
    This is a must read site.
    I just couldn’t follow F1 with out it.
    Thanks Keith.

  2. Congrats, Keith!

    Thanks for creating a place for us to hang out and talk about our favourite topic, not to mention the great articles and news.

  3. Gman said on 6th March 2009, 4:32

    Happy birthday to F1 Fanatic- best wishes on many more outstanding years of covering F1 :)

  4. Terry Fabulous said on 6th March 2009, 5:07

    Good on ya Mate.

    Your site is now my destination of choice for

    A) F1 Comment
    B) F1 news as it breaks
    C) F1 community (the live blogs during the race are outstanding)

    and
    D) F1 references to Team America. ‘Just remember the international signal for distress’

  5. Liquid said on 6th March 2009, 5:14

    well.. congratulations keith!! its only four now.. but i hope to see it make 40 some day which im sure it will :)

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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

    Happy Birthday!

    “FOUR MORE YEARS!!”

  12. Congratulations!!

    Excellent work, go ahead!

  13. 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. :)

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

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

  15. 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

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