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. 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….

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

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

  3. 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!

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

    Happy Birthday……………………..

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

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

    Best F1 website ever. Thank you, Keith.

  10. 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! :)

  11. Colin said on 7th March 2009, 13:10

    Congrats Keith, great work!!! Nice to have somewhere to catch up where the Knowledge base is that much better! Best of luck going full-time and heres to anther 4!

  12. Ali said on 8th March 2009, 11:07

    Apparantly I missed the celebration!

    (:

    Happy birthday. I not only read you but admire. Thank you for your hard and decent work. Thumbsup.

  13. derek said on 8th March 2009, 13:35

    A belated happy Birthday F1 Fanatic’s, I was away for a few days, but as we approach the 29th March I shall be tuning in most days to your site, like I’ve done for the last 3 1/2 years. Well done.

  14. mp4-19 said on 9th March 2009, 5:37

    Congrats Keith,keep up the great work!!! u r the next murray walker!!!

  15. Striay said on 9th March 2009, 16:11

    Keith 4 the bbc next year! well done Keith! and careful with your server, you might just get a burst of people at the start of the season!

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