New F1 Fanatic T-shirts and mugs available

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F1 Fanatic T-shirts and mugs are now available in three different styles starting at just �8 (plus delivery costs).

Since launching the original F1 Fanatic T-shirt in July I’ve been looking for ideas for different designs to offer.

These two new slogans were picked a couple of weeks ago and have been transformed into simple and stylish T-shirts by motorsport apparel specialists Unlap.

And for the first time you can also get all three designs printed on mugs as well.

All three mugs are priced at �8 each. The two new T-shirts with front printing only sell for �14 and the original T-shirt with printing on the front and back is �15.

All the T-shirt is made using 100% cotton with styling features including ribbed neck knitted with Lycra, hemmed sleeve and bottom, taped neck from shoulder to shoulder and twin needle stitching for extra comfort and durability.

“Second place is the first loser”

It’s been said time and again in motor racing that the only place that matters is first place.

“Second place is the first loser” sums it up quite neatly.

“Real racers don’t need team orders”

Enjoy your coffee with a teaspoonful of controversy?

This design was inspired by the vocal response on the site to the most controversial moment of 2010.

It’s expected to be liked and loathed in equal measure!

F1 Fanatic logo

The original F1 Fanatic logo T-shirt is still available and now you can get the same design on a mug as well.

If there’s any other F1 Fanatic products you’d like to see please suggest them in the comments.

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Keith Collantine
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81 comments on “New F1 Fanatic T-shirts and mugs available”

  1. Brilliant stuff, but I think I might go for the plain F1 Fanatic mug and T-shirt. :P

    1. maestroninthesky
      23rd November 2010, 12:37

      How about ‘Only Mugs use team orders!’

  2. Awesome! Love this team orders one :)

    1. Me too.I am getting it for the son whose best friend is a Ferrari fan!! LOL!

      1. getting it for the son whose best friend is a Ferrari fan!


        1. Genius… great stuff…

  3. Oh wow i’m definitely buying a mug. Great stuff.

  4. Those new mugs kind of look like an Alonso slugfest..
    team orders would of been fine if Webber was in second place at Abu Dhabi…

    1. No surprises there.

    2. Like I said, some will like it, some won’t.

      1. Well it isn’t really an ‘Alonso slugfest’ because we know very well that Alonso can win without team-orders. It was the team’s decision and a poor one at that – so if anything it is a light hearted joke about Ferrari.

      2. A great follow up mug design would be ‘save some fuel’

      3. Perhaps you should send one to David Coulthard… I’m sure he would love to remember all the times McLaren had him switch places with Mika.

    3. It’s nothing to do with Webber or Alonso. It’s a slogan on a mug.

      Cool new designs Keith :)

    4. alonso is probably the best driver in f1 at the moment. he doesn’t actually need team orders.

      1. And he showed it this year. If he had had a less ragged first half of the year, he might have won the season without any need for teamorders.
        Great idea for a mug.

      2. The Best driver is the current world champion, NOT Alonso.

    5. Presuming you mean if Web was 2nd and Alonso was 3rd?

      Yes it would have been fine, because at that point Vettel can’t win the WDC anymore (mathematical impossibility), so Vettel must think about what the best result for the team — in this case having one of their drivers be WDC — a goal which he can accomplish by letting Mark through.

  5. Nice but it’d have a lot more controversial to do have a mug with “Fernando is faster than you, sorry.” Although it probably wouldn’t sell very well. :)

    1. Oops meant – Nice but it’d have been a lot more controversial to have a mug with “Fernando is faster than you, sorry.” Although it probably wouldn’t sell very well.

      1. Jarred Walmsley
        23rd November 2010, 1:25

        I’d buy one of those, also Keith an idea for a future T-Shirt could be

        “Stay cool Felipe baby stay cool”

        I’d certainly buy one of those, don’t know about anyone else though

        1. I’d buy that too.

  6. Love the mugs, Keith. You could run with famous slogans/quotes from each season as time progresses eg. last years mug could have said “Felipe baby, stay cool”.

    I particularly love the team orders mug, but am slightly disappointed I can’t buy one that says “not bad for a no.2 driver” on it. :D

    1. Jarred Walmsley
      23rd November 2010, 1:28

      damn, you just bet me to it.

  7. Are you serious? Is it April 1st already?

    How’s about “Real Racers Don’t Need Their Team-mate’s Front Wing”?

    I’d consider buying F1 Fanatic merchandise if there were some interesting and original designs. I suggest having some kind of a competition to see if any readers can come up with something better,here’s one to kick it off:

    1. Actually I think that would look better as a hoody!

  8. Awesome love the designs prints.Now when & where are they given away for free??

  9. Love the team orders one Keith!!!

  10. how about ‘to finish first, first you must finish.’ if that were on a mug i’d definately buy one! might still get the ‘second place is the first…’ mug tho.

  11. Real Racers don’t need team orders…

    That means there are no real racers in F1

    1. Why do think we the guys who HAVE to overtake at ANY cost are so rare in F1 (Kamui Kobayashi & Lewis Hamilton being the standouts) most of these guys drive like they stole it for Q3 then sit happily waiting for the guy ahead to fall off the road.

      Funny how overtaking increases when someone pops up to actually try it

  12. Eight quid!? Isn’t that something like $13 U.S.? Christ, I thought the prices were bad here. Maybe if you tossed in shipping but, then, you’d have to come up with something not blatantly obvious but really creative like “RACECAR spelled backwards is RACECAR”. I know it’s in between seasons but, give me a break….

    1. I don’t know if it’s the same in the UK as here in Australia, but here, if you’re not a multi-squillionaire corporation, merchandise costs alot to get made. ;) I’m guessing that’s the reason the prices are what they are. The less you get made, the higher cost per item to get it made.

      Probably best to think a bit before complaining, especially when there’s plenty of free stuff available from Keith – like only the whole flippin’ website. :P

      1. Max, its not compulsary to buy one

    2. I thought all Americans loved Capitalism!


  13. just ordered a mug.

  14. Great designs Keith. I particularly like the team orders one.

  15. I love the mugs! Can I have a pair shipped directly to Ferrari with attention to Alonso?

  16. Still looking forward to see the F1 Fanatic merchandise live on the TV on one of the GP coverages!

  17. How about a picture of the 2010 winner,with the text:

    “The finger keeps coming back,even on this mug”

  18. Once again this website, although generally pretty good shows its editors complete anti Ferrari bias. Perhaps next year a bit more impartiality to go with what are usually quite informative articles, or maybe a mug having a bit of a dig at those who in your opinion can do no wrong?

    1. As several people pointed out after Hockenheim, Ferrari aren’t the only team to have used team orders.

      As I wrote here a couple of weeks ago:

      Riccardo Patrese waving the sister Williams of Nigel Mansell by at Magny-Cours in 1992. David Coulthard blending out of the throttle at Melbourne to let Mika Hakkinen win in the other McLaren. A chorus of boos at Austria in 2002 as Rubens Barrichello surrenders victory for Ferrari to team mate Michael Schumacher.

      A driver giving up without a fight is an ugly sight that makes a mockery of Formula 1

      See: The problems with a two-tier championship

    2. If you don’t like Keith’s t-shirt, you certainly won’t like this one…

  19. A bit disappointing. I guess those slogans are meant for those who want a dig at Alonso and Ferrari, but, sorry, they are not that great if you just like the sport and the competition.

    1. I like them exactly because of the sport and the competition. Not explicitly against Ferrari, nor Alonso, just against using Team orders to change the competition.

      The first one (second place is the first loser) is one of the most famous quotes of Ayrton Senna, and he was talking about why he wants to win it.
      That should not offend Alonso nor Ferrari in any way, they wholeheartedly agree with that quote.

      1. The quote “second place is just the first loser” is usually attributed to Dale Earnhardt. I’ve heard that idea since I was little so no surprise if Senna or any other competitor also said it.

    2. MVI wrote: “A bit disappointing. I guess those slogans are meant for those who want a dig at Alonso and Ferrari, but, sorry, they are not that great if you just like the sport and the competition.”

      Agreed, it seems a little petty to me. But in that same spirit, how about these mugs? “The red light at the pit exit means STOP. – Canada 2008” or “Midfield driver + double diffuser = 2009 WDC” or “Next time save the team $100 million and buy the wife her own copy machine”. I think these would sell pretty well.

  20. Brilliant Keith – another item onto my list for Santa! :D

  21. Dear Keith.

    I find these slogans quite offensive. Didn’t spect something like that from you.
    By the way, the “save fuel” order will be banned for the future, so better you make a mug and a t-shirt now with this slogan for the recordings, so everybody can remember it too.


  22. surely if its a mug, then it relates to Massa ? ;)

  23. This might explain why I am yet to receive my f1 fanatic t-shirt that I paid for on the 2nd of Oct and why Luke has stopped answering my emails. I really think you need to get a more reliable distributor Keith. I would consider ordering the new design if I ever get my first purchase.

    1. I don’t ignore e-mails. Can you please contact me via the contact form on the website so I can look into your problem please.

      Thank you.

    2. Can you send me all the details you can on your order please and we’ll look into it:



    Real teams should evaluate team orders IF, like this season, the competition is so fierce. So personally I don’t agree.

    And stop blaming the ferrari case, you’re so patetic, that’s what the sports is all about, to be fair both drivers should start in parity, but when you see that rivals are close to you all the time, a good team should evaluate whom of the drivers is in the best position to compete for the championship and start from there, but it has to be a collective decision. So stop this Ferrari thing, if it wasn’t the pit error in Abu Dhabi, Alonso would have been fairly the champion today.

    1. We’d need really big mugs to fit all that on.

      1. Maybe as part of a 2 or 3 mug set?? Where’s that like button gone to? :-)

  25. I think in the spirit of Keith being so quick with his analyses and breaking stories, there should be a mug that says “F1Fanatic is faster than you!”

    “Save fuel” or “No refuelling ban here!” would be a great one because most of us can’t get by without a good cuppa!

    If you want to go on the team orders one, how about misquoting Rob Smedley and having one that says “Great result and very, very mug-nanimous?”

    I’ll get my coat.

  26. haha or one for Hulkenberg

    “you for coffee?”

    say it out loud a few times

  27. how about

    i said tea orders Mr fia man, not team orders!

  28. I find these slogans quite offensive. Didn’t spect something like that from you.

    Can’t believe how seriously some people take what is obviously a bit of fun.

    Lighten up and learn to enjoy a joke!

  29. Do you have one with “Real racers don’t need flexible bodywork”?

  30. How about: “Here’s mud in your F-duct”

    1. Or: “Diffuser? I didn’t even know her…”

  31. The double diffuser was a clever interperetation of the F1 rules, how do you interperate the controversial “Real drivers win without team orders” mug? Is it definately Alonso or could it be any coded message from F1? ;)

    1. ‘Save fuel’ – Switch off and have a cuppa!

      Typhoo-is-stronger-than-PG Tips. Confirm that you understand the message.

  32. Will these be sold by anyone other than unlap?

  33. Team orders!…Storm in a teacup….Monsoon in a mug.

    Real racers don’t need four wheels…;)

  34. Why is everyone always having a go at Fernando Alonso???
    Why is it so biased here??? Ok fine team orders not exactly what anyone wants to see but Alonso did not win the championship so why doesn’t everyone forget about it??
    If Jenson or Lewis were involved in team orders everyone would forget it because they are biased.

  35. I hate how everyone talks about Jenson like he is a king.
    Would everyone be so harsh if Fernando was British???

    P.S I’m not a an Alonso fan-boy in any way. I admire him because he is an outstanding driver. I’m A Mark Webber fan.

    Fernando has contributed more to F1 than Jenson. Enough said.

  36. How about:

    Real racers don’t need cranes

    Real races don’t weave about

    Real racers don’t overtake the SC

    Real racers don’t lie to the stewards

    1. Ricky bobby finally someone who understands me that’s what I’m talking about I like Lewis I’m a big fan.But those things are easily forgotten. How about a real racer does not complain when it rains in Korea? Keith if are reading this please remember that this is nothing against you. You have my full respect

  37. ricky bobby and others, i think you should take things a tad less seriously, you seem to have a case of sense of humour failure. This is a British website and we are bound to be a little biased, only a little but its not a crime is it? Plus there was an element of humour in most of the “anti Ferrari/Alonso” posts. Your post is just spiteful. Try injecting some humour, we can laugh at our drivers too.

    1. So the mugs are good fun but my post is spiteful. Well, it could also be the other way around. It all depends on yor POV.

    2. Thats the point nobody ever laughs at our drivers I’m British that does not necessarily mean I only support British drivers. I just feel a lot of people are here to have a dig at Fernando. When was the last time you ever saw anything nice written about Fernando???

      All Hale King Jenson Button????????????

      1. Faraz – from memory the Korean GP review was probably the last time I saw something positive about Alonso.

        If he has done something worthy of praise then he will receive it from the majority of F1 fans and vice-versa. The same can be said for Hamilton and the rest of the F1 drivers.

  38. MouseNightshirt
    23rd November 2010, 20:27

    Shameless cashing in on the site’s popularity Keith.

    I LOVE IT! :D

  39. Alonso is the best all round driver in f1.

    There you go.

    And no robbybobby, all you need to do is add humour to your barbs and they arent so spiteful. Lewis is probably the most criticised driver in f1 history so the squealing sounds slightly hollow to me.

    But he is the marmite man. you love him or you hate him. he is brown with a yellow top ( thats not racist i hope??)

  40. How much would it cost to get the pair of “Real Racers…” and send it to PERU, where I live?

  41. There’s no “I” in team put plenty of “tea”

  42. hi keith, great….i love the mug.
    im from india….how can i buy it…..

  43. “do you want me to drink with these guys… or just look after this mug?”

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