Become an F1 Fanatic Supporter and go ad-free

F1 Fanatic

F1 Fanatic ad-freeI began F1 Fanatic in 2005 as a handful of hand-written HTML files.

Today the site runs to thousands of pages of articles, thousands more forum pages and tens of thousands of images. We have live discussions during races, quizzes, videos and much more.

But hosting, developing, writing and everything else associated with running F1 Fanatic isn’t free. And doing it well – or at least trying to – doesn’t come cheaply.

Adverts are a necessary evil of running a popular website. No-one likes to see them, but on F1 Fanatic they are by far the greatest source of income. No ads means no revenue, which means no F1 Fanatic.

But now, following a request from a number of readers, I’m launching a new way for you to put something into the website and get something back in return.

Become an F1 Fanatic Supporter

By becoming an F1 Fanatic Supporter you can contribute ??1 per month towards the cost of running the site, and in return your F1 Fanatic account will become ad-free.

This will allow you to browse the site with no external ads, giving you more screen space and quicker-loading pages.

If you would like to contribute towards running and improving F1 Fanatic, and get to browse ad-free in return, simply fill in your F1 Fanatic user name below and click Subscribe.

You will be taken to an external page hosted by PayPal to complete the transaction (you do not require a PayPal account).

Sign up here now

We aim to process all new subscriptions within 24 hours of payment.

If you have any problems trying to become an F1 Fanatic Supporter, please send details using the contact form.

You can find out more about becoming an F1 Fanatic Supporter here:

If you have any other questions, please ask below and I’ll do my best to answer them.

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109 comments on Become an F1 Fanatic Supporter and go ad-free

  1. Mads (@mads) said on 23rd May 2012, 13:04

    Great addition to the site. £12 a year for all this content? That is peanuts.
    Will it really cover the loss of add for a user who visits the site on average once a day for a whole year?

  2. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 23rd May 2012, 13:23

    Count me in. I’ll sign up over the weekend!

  3. GR (@gr) said on 23rd May 2012, 14:15

    I’d happily pay more! Signed up just now

  4. Funkyf1 (@funkyf1) said on 23rd May 2012, 15:15

    A great idea! I will sign up when your annual payment becomes available.
    Just a point in regards to your ad revenue situation, there are no ads on your mobile browser. I generally check F1F on my pc when I get home (I prefer to view the pics ands vids you provide on the big screen), the ads are there but they don’t bother me, but the majority of following and commenting I do is via phone/iPad which means Ad-less browsing. This is a large market I believe you are missing out on. If you can incorporate ads into your mobile site, I believe you may begin to reap some benefits of your advertising. The downfall would be a clunky mobile site, but it would encourage regular users to pay the measly fee you are asking for subscription to avoid. Keep up the good work :)

  5. Viswanath (@viswanath) said on 23rd May 2012, 15:18

    I don’t see any ads at present either!

  6. IDR (@idr) said on 23rd May 2012, 16:33

    Keith,
    Pay it on a monthly basis is a bit annoying, so please, tell us when will be available annual subscription fee.
    I’ll pay it without any problem, and maybe you should ask the subscriber if he wants ads-free or stay as today.
    I have no problem in having the ads you use, as they are not aggressive, and I do not want to devaluate your figures when you negotiate with advertisers.

  7. McLarenFanJamm (@mclarenfanjamm) said on 23rd May 2012, 17:02

    Ahhhh, no ads :)

    Best site update ever Keith!

  8. Paulocreed (@paulocreed) said on 23rd May 2012, 18:20

    I’d also prefer an Annual fee.

  9. MarcusAurelius (@marcusaurelius) said on 23rd May 2012, 22:12

    Good to see all those positive responses. Many of you think the same about this site as I do. The quality of this site is so good I visit it every day. I just have to read *all* the articles.

    I’m still waiting for the yearly subscription although I’m not bothered by the ads anyway.

    A question to the other visitors: Is this the first website you give your money to? (it is for me…)

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