Become an F1 Fanatic Supporter: Annual subscriptions now available

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F1 Fanatic ad-freeLast week the new F1 Fanatic Supporter subscriptions were launched and take-up has been very good so far.

Several readers expressed an interest in being able to pay yearly instead of monthly, so that option is now available as well.

See these links for more information or sign up below:

Become an F1 Fanatic Supporter

By becoming an F1 Fanatic Supporter you can contribute ??1 per month or ??12 per year 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).

Monthly payment

??1 per month


F1 Fanatic user name



Annual payment

??12 per year


F1 Fanatic user name



You can also make a donation to F1 Fanatic or contribute in other ways.

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28 comments on Become an F1 Fanatic Supporter: Annual subscriptions now available

  1. dirgegirl (@dirgegirl) said on 30th May 2012, 15:32

    I like “pearly yearly”! :)

  2. Jarv F150 (@jarvf150) said on 30th May 2012, 16:08

    Hi, is the user name our display name or the login name?

  3. Tango (@tango) said on 30th May 2012, 18:08

    Keith, I have done in the past some contributions, and I am pleasantly surprised not to have any publicity. So because I do not wish to be a free rider, could you confirm that it is because you linked my former contributions to my account or is it some anti add software I could be running which works wonders, and I am spoiling your business ? (In all cases, I’ll suscribe as soon as I am back from my work trip, great idea and convenient execution you have here)

  4. Mike (@mike) said on 30th May 2012, 18:10

    Should be log in I’d imagine…

  5. MarcusAurelius (@marcusaurelius) said on 30th May 2012, 19:13

    I never thought I would pay money for internet information that is freely available. But the quality of this site is so good I have no problem paying for this kind of information of my favorite sport.

    Keep up the good work!

  6. Thecollaroyboys (@thecollaroyboys) said on 30th May 2012, 23:17

    HI Keith. Just paid the yearly sub by Paypal and it said it was successful but the transaction hasn’t appeared in the Paypal account. Can you check that you’ve received the dosh please?

  7. JACoz (@jacoz) said on 30th May 2012, 23:34

    More than happy to subscribe to this excellent site (especially the BIG photos!)
    Keep up the great work Keith.

  8. bwells88 (@bwells88) said on 31st May 2012, 0:05

    Love this idea… thanks Keith… I’ve been a long time reader and your technical insight is next to none… 8) So glad the yearly came about as it’s much easier… although here in Canada it cost me $20… lol… our darn dollar… cheers all and thanks again Keith!!

  9. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 31st May 2012, 10:20

    Thanks very much to everyone who’s signed up so far. All payments received so far have now been processed.

  10. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 31st May 2012, 13:05

    Good way to respond to your reads @keithcollantine Once I have my first month out of the way I shall sign up for 12 :)

  11. Jelle van der Meer (@jelle-van-der-meer) said on 31st May 2012, 13:45

    The next step is a sad development for this website becoming more and more commercial – needless to say that this was for me the last step and will under no circumstances pay

    • MarcusAurelius (@marcusaurelius) said on 31st May 2012, 16:10

      You’re entitle to your own opinion. But I don’t see this site as commercial. Of course the bills have to be paid and the ads should cover this. But there are so many free F1 sites with ads. But none of them offers this kind of quality information.

      Even Autosport shares it’s quality articles only with paying subscribers.

      Besides, ads? What ads? Don’t you remember 10 years ago when there were so many ads and pop-up screen you couldn’t find the article…

  12. claudioff (@claudioff) said on 31st May 2012, 14:01

    I have just subscribed F1 Fanatic and I am now browsing add free. It is a very good deal.

    • Max Thon said on 3rd June 2012, 18:04

      I haven’t subscribed to F1 Fanatic and i am also browsing ad-free. Now thats a pretty good deal :)

      • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 3rd June 2012, 18:23

        As I’ve explained to you already, the site costs money to run. If you don’t support the site by contributing to it and deprive me of income by blocking ads, then how am I going to obtain money to keep running the site with? Your actions could lead to me having to shut the site down, so it’s not a good deal for either of us.

        • Max Thon said on 3rd June 2012, 20:05

          How do u make money from the ads? Is that by showing them or by users clicking on them? If its the latter u (and anyone else) never get enything from me because i never ever click ads

          • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 3rd June 2012, 20:39

            The vast majority of ads are paid based on when they are shown. So if you are using something which stops the ads from being displayed, you are preventing me from earning the revenue I need to run the site.

  13. MJ4 said on 31st May 2012, 15:08

    Should the e-mail given at registration be the same as the Paypal e-mail?

  14. Stefan Kelly (@brawngp) said on 31st May 2012, 19:39

    Next up, an F1fanatic phone app, then world domination! Best of luck Keith :-)

  15. raymondu999 (@raymondu999) said on 1st June 2012, 2:49

    Keith – Does it auto-renew yearly? Or do we go in and renew each year? I’d probably renew next year (intending to go yearly) but I don’t like auto-renewing subscriptions in any way shape or form :P (Got to have an element of review and control, year on year)

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