As we bid farewell to 2011 I have a few words of thanks for everyone who helped make the site possible over the last 12 months.
Dan Selby did loads of work editing videos and adding voice-overs for various features that appeared on the site and especially deserves my thanks.
This year we introduced a new version of F1 Fanatic Live developed by the brilliant Jamie Atkinson – thanks very much to you!
Using it, we took our live coverage beyond Formula 1 for the first time to include the Le Mans 24 Hours, several IndyCar races plus the odd bit of touring car action. This wouldn’t have been possible without our team of moderators including LAK, Mohamed Sakr, Elly, Sebastian, David Wormald, Vikas, Magnificent Geoffrey, Arun Srini, Robert McKay, Ignacio Dal Re, Armen Abrahamian, Damon Smedley, Mike, Chris Humphreys, Chris Colantonio and Steve Jones.
We had a look at the top guest articles of 2011 earlier this week. Thanks to Jamey Price, Ben Packer, Gerard Hetman, Greg Morland, Christian Z?â?Ârner, John Beamer, Adam Smith, Kevin Parrott, Steven Smith, Damon Smedley, Ben Evans, Daniel Thomas and Ewa Zaborska for writing them.
Paul Adamaszek, Vikas Singh, Vivek Manghnani, Oana Popoiu, Bastiaan Bunnik, ?óÔé¼?£Mr T.?óÔé¼Ôäó, Nilesh Gorsia, Laura Newman, Nikolas Gouloumis and James Scantlebury did some serious data-crunching for this article in August so thanks to them as well.
Thanks to Sam White for his sterling work in the forums this year.
Big thanks to everyone who supplied competition prizes for the site this year. Thanks to Silverstone Circuit one of our number has a pair of tickets to next year’s British Grand Prix. We’ve also had prizes from Duke Video, Haynes, Icon Publishing, Johnnie Walker, Goodwood, Rob Ijbema, FanVision, Nissan, Haymarket and Unlap.
Thanks also to everyone who’s advertised on F1 Fanatic in 2011.
With over 140,000 comments being published on the site since January 1st, I’ve struggled at times merely to read all of them, let alone reply to everyone. Thanks very much for your contributions to the site this year. I know there are many places you can go to discuss F1 online, and I especially appreciate the comments from those who help make a constructive, informed debate on F1 Fanatic.
I’d also like to thank Manish Pandey, Peter Windsor, Drew MacDonald, Maurice Hamilton, Mark Gallagher, Clive Allen, Ellie Williams, Ben Needham, Chris Yurhee, Mark Hemsworth, Gary Calladine, Bryn Williams and everyone who emailled in with tips, suggestions and constructive criticism.
Special thanks as ever to Ratboy!
I do hope there’s no-one I’ve overlooked – if there is, please accept my apologies.
Here’s hoping for an even bigger and better 2012!
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