Like you I pretty much stumbled across it by chance while looking for something else – at first I visited occasionally, but then with more and more regularity as I realised how good it was! But because of the way my addiction grew I can’t remember many details about the beginning!
I bought the app Pitpass on the iPhone. The news section of it gathered articles from F1 Fanatic, Autosport and the official F1 website. I found the more varied and interesting topics were found here so I signed up!!!!
To be honest I can’t really remember, but my profile says I singed up as a member in August 2009. I Think I found this site towards the end of 2008 though when my mate would occasionally show give me links to the lap times charts and stuff, and I gradually got more and more involved.
If I remember correctly I found this site in the first half of 2007 (or 2008?) looking for F1 wallpapers. Then I read the news about the races more and more until this site entered in my daily routine of sites, and halfway through 2009, when I had a decent level of knowledge, I registered. Since then uncountable comments and entertaining discussions with other users. This community is part of my life now, thanks to everyone on here :)
I found this site after searching for F1 blogs on google. This was one of the first I came across. I, like Damon was wary of commenting for a while mainly due to the fact did anyone care for my opinion. I used my full name for a while and was always entering my email address then my name to comment. Then the forum came back to life and I signed up for a username.
Ever so randomly. I Googled something about “live F1” for a race, clicked around and found this site very quickly.
The layout and content was far more to my taste than most F1 blogs/websites. It had the amazing F1F Live feed and I was immediately hooked. I lurked behind my bush for quite a while, decided to jump out from my hiding place (I was getting cramps in my legs) just a couple of weeks back.
I stumbled across this site when trying to find out about the refueling ban before the 2010 season. I thought such a move would be bad because I had never seen any non refueling races; all such races had happened before I had been born. So I searched the topi, and found an article that gave, not 5, not 10, but 14 reasons why it was good, which astounded me. Then, I checked out the rest of the site and saw it was good, and I’ve followed it ever since.
I came across this site when searching for driver line up rumours, possibly at the start of 2009? I remember regularly checking this topic, where someone regularly updated a image, linking drivers who had signed to teams, and who others were being linked with? Anyone else remember this or similar?