F1 Fanatic site and user accounts FAQ

How do I sign up for an F1 Fanatic account?
How can I check or change my F1 Fanatic user name?
How can I check or change my F1 Fanatic display name?
How can I change the password for my F1 Fanatic account?
How can I recover a lost password for my F1 Fanatic account?
Why haven?t I received my activation email or password?
How can I get a picture (avatar) next to my name on F1 Fanatic?
How can I show which drivers and teams I support?
How can I delete my account?
How can I keep up-to-date with F1 Fanatic?
Can I use images from F1 Fanatic on my website?
Can I use other content from F1 Fanatic on my website?
Will you link to my site/Retweet me on Twitter?
Why do you have adverts on F1 Fanatic?
If I use an ad blocker, do you still receive revenue from ads?

How do I sign up for an F1 Fanatic account?

Sign up for an F1 Fanatic account using this link:

How can I check or change my F1 Fanatic user name?

Your F1 Fanatic user name is the unique name associated with your account which you chose when you first registered.

To check what your user name is, log in and pull down the Profile menu where it displays your name at the top-right.

Your display name and user name appear in large letters underneath. Your user name appears on the second line beneath your display name.

Your user name is individual to your account and cannot be changed.

How can I check or change my F1 Fanatic display name?

Your F1 Fanatic display name is a name associated with your account which appears when you post a comment.

To check what your display name is, log in and pull down the Profile menu where it displays your name on the top-right.

Your display name and user name appear in large letters underneath. Your display name appears on the first line above your user name.

To change your display name, log in and pull down the Profile menu where it displays your name at the top-right. Click on Edit My Profile. Choose the name you want under ‘Name’ and click ‘Save changes’.

Note it is possible for two or more F1 Fanatic users to have the same display name, but they cannot have the same user name.

How can I change the password for my F1 Fanatic account?

Log in and pull down the Profile menu where it displays your name at the top-right. Click on Settings. Enter your new password twice under Change Password and click Save Changes.

If you are waiting for an email containing a password and haven’t received it, remember to check it hasn’t gone into a spam or junk email folder by mistake.

How can I recover a lost password for my F1 Fanatic account?

Recover your F1 Fanatic account password using this link:

Why haven’t I received my activation email or password?

If you are waiting for an email containing a password and haven’t received it, remember to check it hasn’t gone into a spam or junk email folder by mistake.

If you are certain you haven’t received your activation email, please let us know via the contact form.

How can I get a picture (avatar) next to my name on F1 Fanatic?

Log in and pull down the Profile menu where it displays your name at the top-right. Click on Edit My Profile, then Change Avatar. You can upload and crop your avatar here.

If you added an avatar using Gravatar before October 5th 2011 you may find it no longer appears on the site. If so, follow the steps above to restore it.

How can I show which drivers and teams I support?

Log in and pull down the Profile menu where it displays your name at the top-right. Click on Edit My Profile, then F1 Teams and Frivers to make your choices.

How can I delete my F1 Fanatic account?

Warning: Deleting your account is permanent. Once you have deleted your account it will be impossible to recover it.

To delete your account log in and pull down the Profile menu where it displays your name at the top-right. Click on Settings and then Delete Account. Follow the instructions from there.

How can I keep up-to-date with F1 Fanatic?

You can get the latest from F1 Fanatic on social networks, by email and RSS:

Can I use images from F1 Fanatic on my website?

No. The majority of images on F1 Fanatic are used with the permission of different copyright-holders and F1 Fanatic is unable to grant permission for the images to be re-used by third parties.

Can I use other content from F1 Fanatic on my website?

If you are interested in purchasing an article please get in touch via the contact form.

Please note F1 Fanatic does not permit free reproduction of its content in any form or language.

Will you link to my site/Retweet me on Twitter?

F1 Fanatic publishes a daily round-up including a selection of links that might be of interest to F1 Fanatic readers.

If you have a link which you think might be suitable for the round-up, please submit it via the contact form.

Why do you have adverts on F1 Fanatic?

Adverts raise revenue for F1 Fanatic which is essential to keep the site running. Without this income we could not pay for hosting costs, site development and all the other costs that go into producing content for F1 Fanatic.

If I use an ad blocker, do you still receive revenue from ads?

No. Ad blockers prevent the ads from being displayed and stop F1 Fanatic from being able to earn revenue from them. Most ads raise revenue by being displayed, regardless of whether users click on them.

Please do not use ad blockers to prevent F1 Fanatic displaying ads and raising the revenue it needs in order to keep running.

If you would prefer to browse the site without having to see ads you can become an F1 Fanatic supporter. This costs ??1 per month (or the equivalent in your currency) and will remove all ads when you browse the site. See here for more information:

For more information on advertising the site, what kinds of adverts are allowed and how to complaint about an inappropriate advert, see here: