F1 Fanatic’s new features at-a-glance

F1 Fanatic updates

A quick guide to the new features introduced on the site today.

For more on the changes, see here:

Community enhancements

  • Follow other F1 Fanatics and keeping up with their activity on the site
  • Private messaging system allows you to send direct messages to other F1 Fanatics
  • Refer to other users using @-messages and receive notifications when someone refers to on the site
  • New community functions available by redesigned top navigation bar and always in view

New user profiles

  • Name your preferred drivers, teams and other types of motor sport, and find others F1 Fanatics with the same tastes
  • Easier profile updating
  • Upload and edit your avatar directly to the site
  • Your own activity stream shows all your activity across the site including the main blog and forums
  • Post unique updates directly into your own activity stream
  • Configure which site notifications you receive
  • Option to report spam users

Click on “My Account” at the top-left of the page when logged in to see these new features. Not got an account? Click here to register for one.


  • Dedicated groups for different areas of discussion including race visitors, other racing series and more
  • Join the groups you’re interested in to stay up-to-date with them more easily
  • Suggest new groups for other subjects you’re interested in

View and join the F1 Fanatic Groups


  • Now fully integrated within the main site including the mobile site
  • Post videos from major video-sharing sites (YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimoe and more) easily via oEmbed

View the new F1 Fanatic Forums


  • New search facility shows results by article, username, group and forum
  • Individual results pages available for article, username, group and forum
  • Search box is always in view at the top-right of the page


  • General style refresh to incorporate new elements
  • Wider article and comment columns
  • Single sidebar layout
  • Revised top navigation bars


  • New mobile site design
  • Forums and threaded commenting now supported
  • New site functionality also supported
  • Toggle between the normal and desktop views on mobile devices

Bug fixes

  • Internet Explorer 9 commenting bug fixed

As always, if you experience any problems with the site please follow these steps to report them:

Please leave any other feedback on the changes below.

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78 comments on F1 Fanatic’s new features at-a-glance

  1. czhihong (@czhihong) said on 6th October 2011, 7:06

    Keith, I still view the desktop version of the site when I browse with my phone and I can’t find where to change it.

    My phone is a LG Optimus 7, with the Windows Phone OS.

  2. US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 6th October 2011, 7:22

    @keithcollantine, will the site login now log us in for the live blogs as well?

  3. alexf1man (@alexf1man) said on 6th October 2011, 8:05

    Now all we need is a user’s Twitter directory :-)

  4. JamieFranklinF1 (@jamiefranklinf1) said on 6th October 2011, 8:45

    Great job! The changes are fantastic :D

  5. bosyber (@bosyber) said on 6th October 2011, 9:20

    Wow, didn’t see the site yesterday, had a very busy day. This looks very interesting, and good. Looking forward to exploring all the new bits over the weekend! Thanks a lot @keithcollantine

  6. Girts (@girts) said on 6th October 2011, 10:18

    This morning I decided that I should focus more on my job and spend less time reading and discussing F1 stuff on F1 Fanatic.

    But then I saw THIS.

    I don’t know how you did this but the outcome is awesome. Everyone who has participated in implementing all the changes deserves maximum respect.

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