Thanks to F1 Fanatic’s stars of 2011

2011 F1 season

Stars of 2011

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.

Firstly I’d like to thank our regular contributor and round-up writer Cari Jones, and all-round technical wizard Ed Marshall.

Thanks also to Leandra Graves who covered two of this year’s F1 test session in Barcelona for the site. Read her test diaries here and here.

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??rner, 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, ??Mr T.?, 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.

Earlier this year we introduced the new F1 Fanatic Quizzes on the site. The code behind this was developed by Adel Zairi and his team at Citrus Marketing, so thanks to them.

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!

And finally I’d like to thank everyone for the many generous donations to F1 Fanatic received this year, and everyone who bought products through our affiliate partners.

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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50 comments on Thanks to F1 Fanatic’s stars of 2011

  1. Nixon (@nixon) said on 31st December 2011, 19:03

    Thanks Keith for creating the best Formula1 website. :D

  2. CarolinaBlue704 (@carolinablue704) said on 31st December 2011, 20:04

    Thanks to Kieth and the team. Love the site.

  3. lewymp4 (@lewymp4) said on 31st December 2011, 20:18

    Happy new year Keith, and to all of the contributors to this great F1 site!

  4. Tim Katz (@timkatz) said on 31st December 2011, 21:13

    Haven’t been here long. But its definately the best place for F1 on the net. Do you do anything else Keith apart from this? Can’t imagine you do cos this si so brilliant. Very intewlligent posters without sucking fan-boys.
    Happy new year everyone!

  5. budchekov (@budchekov) said on 31st December 2011, 22:31

    Wishing you (all) a very Happy New Year, the labor of love is much appreciated Keith.
    Here’s to a wheel banging rock em sock em 2012 season…..Cheers! :)

  6. Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 31st December 2011, 22:55

    It would be rude not to thank you for the mention – and to not thank you and everyone else! Happy 2012 to everyone.

  7. Happy New Year, everyone! Kind of nice to see how many of us are online at the moment. They don’t call us “fanatics” for nothing! ;-)

  8. ScuderiaVincero (@scuderiavincero) said on 31st December 2011, 23:12

    I join everyone in thanking you @keithcollantine for all your efforts in making F1Fanatic such an amazing community (yes, it’s more than just a site now, isn’t it?)

  9. Journeyer (@journeyer) said on 1st January 2012, 0:06

    Big thanks goes out too to Keith and the entire F1F community!

    Happy New Year to one and all!

  10. Days of Thunder said on 1st January 2012, 2:57

    Happy New Year Keith Collantine and F1 Fanatics. Now waiting for the car launching

  11. rapidfire (@rapidfire) said on 1st January 2012, 10:11

    Happy New Year guys..F1F Rocks..

  12. Lord Stig (@lord-stig) said on 1st January 2012, 10:34

    Happy new year to everyone.

    Thanks to Keith for running the site and everyone else who has contributed to it. The features to the site have coem on leaps and bounds.

    I hope 2012 will be just a great for F1 as 2011 was.

  13. xabregas (@xabregas) said on 1st January 2012, 13:00

    To Keith and all F1 Fanatics, HAVE A GREAT 2012

  14. Slr (@slr) said on 1st January 2012, 14:08

    Happy new year to everyone, have a great 2012 everyone :)

  15. Bleeps_and_Tweaks (@bleeps_and_tweaks) said on 1st January 2012, 14:15

    Thanks Keith and everyone involved.

    F1F is by far my favourite F1 site, it’s full of interesting analysis and interesting, balance (usually) debate. Here’s to 2012 and another great year for F1.

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