Thanks to F1 Fanatic’s stars of 2010

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Stars of 2010

Stars of 2010

It’s been a terrific year on F1 Fanatic. As I reach the end of my first 12 months running the site full-time I’d like to thank the many people who’ve helped out.

First of all, many thanks to Cari Jones who ran the site for a week-and-a-half while I was on holiday and has taken over the Monday round-ups so I can get some sleep on race weekends!

Thanks to everyone who has advertised on F1 Fanatic throughout 2010.

Our F1 Fanatic live blog moderators have done a brilliant job this year running 96 live blogs – one for every session this year.

Thanks to Adam Lewis, Arun Srinisavan, Chris Colantonio, Dan Bigham, Dan Stapley, Darren Hector, David Kelly, David Wormald, Elly, IDR, LAK, Magnificent Geoffrey, Robert McKay, Scott Joslin, Lord Stig, Vikas, Michael Jones, Matt Hare, Andromeda, Mohames Sakr, Michael Bertrand, Ritesh, David Pete, RoboCat, Kaushal, Chris Humphreys and Armen Abrahamian.

Big thanks to everyone who’s helped on the technical side of the site including Ed Marshal, Jamie Atkinson, Kareem Shaya, Richard Homer and Ian Haycox.

Thanks to all the guest article contributors including John Beamer, Robert York, Adam Corlett, Andy and LJH, Tom Hitchings, Ned Flanders, Steven Smith, Ben Evans, Jeremy Sedley, Fer. No 65, Tim Ferrone, Stephen Prater, Steven Smith, Duncan Stephen, Wei Jian and Allan Mooney.

Thank you to all the PR and media people – far too many to mention – for answering phone calls, arranging interviews, granting accreditation and giving me your time.

We’ve had some brilliant competitions on the site in 2010. Thanks to Silverstone Circuits, Duke Video, Icon Publishing, Unlap/Motorsport in Print, Car-a-day, Universal Pictures, Genesis Publications, Goodwood, Proud Camden, Stuart Codling and Motorbooks for supplying the prizes.

Tommy B and Katy have helped out on the forum during the year – thanks to them too.

Thanks also to Bryn Williams, May Starey, Emily Wilkinson, Julien Leroy, Adrian Hearn, Neil Davies, Alex Sabine, Drew MacDonald, Carol Treurnicht, Chris Yurhee, David Entrican, Gerard Hetman, Ripping Silk, Robert Boismier, Sam Collins and Mark Young.

I couldn’t even begin to name everyone who’s left a comment on the site this year, let alone reply to every comment. I have, however, tried to read every comment that’s been posted and reply as often as possible. Thank you to everyone who’s participated on the site in 2010!

Special thanks to Ratboy for all his help.

Last but by no means least, sincere thanks to everyone who has donated to F1 Fanatic in 2010.

If I’ve missed anyone out I should have included, I’m really sorry!

I’m celebrating Christmas with my family today. Whatever you’re doing today and for the last few days of the year, I wish you all the very best and a happy 2011.

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74 comments on Thanks to F1 Fanatic’s stars of 2010

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  1. summers (@summers) said on 25th December 2010, 0:03

    Thank You Keith for running the best Formula 1 blog!

  2. ed24f1 (@ed24f1) said on 25th December 2010, 0:04

    Thanks Keith and to all the contributors and visitors of F1Fanatic for making it a fantastic site!

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  3. Maciek (@maciek) said on 25th December 2010, 0:09

    You’re a class act, Keith and that’s reflected in the quality of this site. Many happy things in your second year.

    • Sush Meerkat said on 25th December 2010, 2:18

      I completely agree, its also reflected in the quality of the community here, what an awesome bunch they are.

      its a pleasure to come back each day to see both Keith’s articles and the comments by yourself and others.

      You cool cats carry on being cool cats.

    • indeed it’s a special place for F1 fans. congrats.

  4. NewBoyLewisFan said on 25th December 2010, 0:10

    Ive said it before, ill say it again. This is by far the best F1 site in the world!!! You should be incredibly proud of this site Keith, Merry Christmas and keep up the good work.

  5. irishlad (@irishlad) said on 25th December 2010, 0:15

    Thanks keith , a pleasure to be part of this community , happy christmas and happy new year to what will be a bigger and better F1 fanatic.

  6. Randy said on 25th December 2010, 0:17

    Great job Keith and all contributors. Quite simply the most informative and entertaining forum on the net. Can’t wait for the new season to start. Best wishes to all for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

    Randy Schuhmacher; Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  7. Merry Christmas to you guys at F1Fanatic. There’s no need to say that it’s a great F1 Blog so congrats for your effort, I’m pretty sure it is not easy to run a site like this, but you’re there.

    MERRY Christmas to F1 Fanatic and to all the readers. Wherever you are guys, Happy Holidays.

  8. sw6569 (@sw6569) said on 25th December 2010, 0:25

    Cheers to you too Keith for all your hard work. This website works so well as it still feels genuinely fan made and has a fantastic community. I’m proud to be a part of that. Bring on next year!

    My resolution for the year? I intend to write a guest article.

    Anyone else got any F1 resolutions?

  9. Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 25th December 2010, 0:28

    thanks to you for reading to all the …. i usually write, for answering emails, for letting me write a whole article using only my limited english, for working full time on the best best BEST F1 site ever.

    Merry Xmas to you and your family, Keith!

  10. Ned Flanders (@ned-flanders) said on 25th December 2010, 0:35

    Wow, I have my own page on F1 Fanatic?! This is the proudest day of my life :) Having stuff published on F1F has really been an honour, thanks to everyone who had a nice word to say about my stuff

    What a great little F1 community you’ve created KC. You should be really proud of your achievements. F1F is one of the rare places on t’interweb where we can have a nice sensible discussion about motor racing, and its testamount to the friendly ‘cyber atmsophere’ on here that I’ve made friends amongst fanatics.

    OK, sickly emotional thank you complete :P Happy Christmas y’all!

  11. Alex Bkk said on 25th December 2010, 0:36

    Many thanks to Keith and all those that have contributed to this great site. That includes a lot of the bloggers that take the time to think things trough and write their opinions up!

    Merry Christmas to all from Bangkok!

  12. Scalextric (@scalextric) said on 25th December 2010, 0:41

    Merry Christmas to all and many thanks, Keith. Hope the New Year brings us all lots more F1 enjoyment and more brilliant articles and discussion from one and all.

  13. damonsmedley (@damonsmedley) said on 25th December 2010, 0:54

    Merry Christmas to all of you on here! This is my favourite website in the world because it has some of the nicest people in the world! Thank you to Keith and every F1 Fanatic for a great 2010. :D

  14. Michał said on 25th December 2010, 0:55

    Keith, you ignored me :D
    merry xmas :)

  15. sato113 (@sato113) said on 25th December 2010, 0:56

    thanks so much Keith for running such a brilliant blog!
    we also had the best F1 season in history to make it perfect!

    merry christmas fellow fanatics!

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