Stars of 2011

Thanks to F1 Fanatic’s stars of 2011

2011 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

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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