Thanks to F1 Fanatic’s stars of 2010

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Stars of 2010

It’s been a terrific year on F1 Fanatic. As I reach the end of my first 12 months running the site full-time I’d like to thank the many people who’ve helped out.

First of all, many thanks to Cari Jones who ran the site for a week-and-a-half while I was on holiday and has taken over the Monday round-ups so I can get some sleep on race weekends!

Thanks to everyone who has advertised on F1 Fanatic throughout 2010.

Our F1 Fanatic live blog moderators have done a brilliant job this year running 96 live blogs – one for every session this year.

Thanks to Adam Lewis, Arun Srinisavan, Chris Colantonio, Dan Bigham, Dan Stapley, Darren Hector, David Kelly, David Wormald, Elly, IDR, LAK, Magnificent Geoffrey, Robert McKay, Scott Joslin, Lord Stig, Vikas, Michael Jones, Matt Hare, Andromeda, Mohames Sakr, Michael Bertrand, Ritesh, David Pete, RoboCat, Kaushal, Chris Humphreys and Armen Abrahamian.

Big thanks to everyone who’s helped on the technical side of the site including Ed Marshal, Jamie Atkinson, Kareem Shaya, Richard Homer and Ian Haycox.

Thanks to all the guest article contributors including John Beamer, Robert York, Adam Corlett, Andy and LJH, Tom Hitchings, Ned Flanders, Steven Smith, Ben Evans, Jeremy Sedley, Fer. No 65, Tim Ferrone, Stephen Prater, Steven Smith, Duncan Stephen, Wei Jian and Allan Mooney.

Thank you to all the PR and media people – far too many to mention – for answering phone calls, arranging interviews, granting accreditation and giving me your time.

We’ve had some brilliant competitions on the site in 2010. Thanks to Silverstone Circuits, Duke Video, Icon Publishing, Unlap/Motorsport in Print, Car-a-day, Universal Pictures, Genesis Publications, Goodwood, Proud Camden, Stuart Codling and Motorbooks for supplying the prizes.

Tommy B and Katy have helped out on the forum during the year – thanks to them too.

Thanks also to Bryn Williams, May Starey, Emily Wilkinson, Julien Leroy, Adrian Hearn, Neil Davies, Alex Sabine, Drew MacDonald, Carol Treurnicht, Chris Yurhee, David Entrican, Gerard Hetman, Ripping Silk, Robert Boismier, Sam Collins and Mark Young.

I couldn’t even begin to name everyone who’s left a comment on the site this year, let alone reply to every comment. I have, however, tried to read every comment that’s been posted and reply as often as possible. Thank you to everyone who’s participated on the site in 2010!

Special thanks to Ratboy for all his help.

Last but by no means least, sincere thanks to everyone who has donated to F1 Fanatic in 2010.

If I’ve missed anyone out I should have included, I’m really sorry!

I’m celebrating Christmas with my family today. Whatever you’re doing today and for the last few days of the year, I wish you all the very best and a happy 2011.

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75 comments on “Thanks to F1 Fanatic’s stars of 2010”

  1. Thank You Keith for running the best Formula 1 blog!

    1. Here’s to bigger and better things in 2011. (if thats even possible) :)

    2. Seriously, this site has been bookmarked before the internet was invented.

    3. What would I do without this site?
      Thank you so much!

      1. Merry Christmas Keith, i hope 2011 will be the continuation of a great thing with better things to come… F1Fanatic is the greatest F1 site of all…having been a follower for 3+ years i am proud to be a member of the community…

  2. Thanks Keith and to all the contributors and visitors of F1Fanatic for making it a fantastic site!

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  3. You’re a class act, Keith and that’s reflected in the quality of this site. Many happy things in your second year.

    1. I completely agree, its also reflected in the quality of the community here, what an awesome bunch they are.

      its a pleasure to come back each day to see both Keith’s articles and the comments by yourself and others.

      You cool cats carry on being cool cats.

    2. indeed it’s a special place for F1 fans. congrats.

  4. NewBoyLewisFan
    25th December 2010, 0:10

    Ive said it before, ill say it again. This is by far the best F1 site in the world!!! You should be incredibly proud of this site Keith, Merry Christmas and keep up the good work.

  5. Thanks keith , a pleasure to be part of this community , happy christmas and happy new year to what will be a bigger and better F1 fanatic.

  6. Great job Keith and all contributors. Quite simply the most informative and entertaining forum on the net. Can’t wait for the new season to start. Best wishes to all for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

    Randy Schuhmacher; Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    1. Wow! That would be like someone called Villeneuve living in Germany!

    2. Is that really you Randy? If so, obviously still a huge racing fan! If you are who I am thinking…you will know by my name…if I’m wrong…sorry!

  7. Merry Christmas to you guys at F1Fanatic. There’s no need to say that it’s a great F1 Blog so congrats for your effort, I’m pretty sure it is not easy to run a site like this, but you’re there.

    MERRY Christmas to F1 Fanatic and to all the readers. Wherever you are guys, Happy Holidays.

  8. Cheers to you too Keith for all your hard work. This website works so well as it still feels genuinely fan made and has a fantastic community. I’m proud to be a part of that. Bring on next year!

    My resolution for the year? I intend to write a guest article.

    Anyone else got any F1 resolutions?

    1. Yes… I will not post while drinking! :P

      1. Hahaha, I need to cut that out too! Many’s a time I’ve woken up one morning and found some inane nonsense I’d typed while under the influence!

  9. thanks to you for reading to all the …. i usually write, for answering emails, for letting me write a whole article using only my limited english, for working full time on the best best BEST F1 site ever.

    Merry Xmas to you and your family, Keith!

  10. Wow, I have my own page on F1 Fanatic?! This is the proudest day of my life :) Having stuff published on F1F has really been an honour, thanks to everyone who had a nice word to say about my stuff

    What a great little F1 community you’ve created KC. You should be really proud of your achievements. F1F is one of the rare places on t’interweb where we can have a nice sensible discussion about motor racing, and its testamount to the friendly ‘cyber atmsophere’ on here that I’ve made friends amongst fanatics.

    OK, sickly emotional thank you complete :P Happy Christmas y’all!

  11. Many thanks to Keith and all those that have contributed to this great site. That includes a lot of the bloggers that take the time to think things trough and write their opinions up!

    Merry Christmas to all from Bangkok!

  12. Merry Christmas to all and many thanks, Keith. Hope the New Year brings us all lots more F1 enjoyment and more brilliant articles and discussion from one and all.

  13. Merry Christmas to all of you on here! This is my favourite website in the world because it has some of the nicest people in the world! Thank you to Keith and every F1 Fanatic for a great 2010. :D

  14. Keith, you ignored me :D
    merry xmas :)

  15. thanks so much Keith for running such a brilliant blog!
    we also had the best F1 season in history to make it perfect!

    merry christmas fellow fanatics!

  16. Thank you for an excellent site, Keith. Have a happy and healthy Christmas holiday. All the best to you and yours!

  17. Happy Holidays to everybody here on F1Fanatic. Thanks to Keith for running this great site. Also thanks to everybody who has helped work on the site. Finally to my fellow live blog mods, thanks as it is really hell when you are trying to mod, comment, and add those video links at the same time!

    So who’s ready to live blog Bahrain FP1?

    1. counting down the days!

  18. Thank you for this amazing site, Keith. Have a Merry Christmas! :)

  19. I’m a newbiefanatic from Canada enjoying the site very much. Thanks Keith and thanks to all the posters, I seem to enjoy all the comments as much as the actual articles.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New F1 Year
    PS Go Lewis!

  20. Merry Christmas to you Keith and to every one on here that celebrates Xmas! :D I think the biggest star of this site is non other than yourself Keith! Thank you for dedicating your time and sharing your passion with all of us F1 Fanatics! You’ve done an amazing job, I really wish you all the best and hope you advance career wise in this field!

    Thank you to everyone who contributed and helped make this site what it is :D

    96 live blogs?! Wow it sounds a lot, but it didn’t feel like 96! @Lord Stig LOL!! Let the good times roll! I’m ready for Bahrain FP1’s live blog, but I really hope to see it live so if everything goes to plan maybe I can be your F1F live reporter from there lol

  21. I rarely post here, but I’d just like to give a huge thanks for everyone who makes this site possible. This is the first F1 site I go to in the morning, and often it ends up being the only one I visit because this one is so thorough.

    Keep up the fantastic work.

    Happy holidays to everyone from North Carolina, USA.

  22. Thanks Keith for giving us wonderful time in web in 2010, we all are looking forward for a better show in 2011.

  23. Merry Christmas one and all!
    Thanks for the great site.

  24. This time last year i was logging on to F1F just to collect a huge amount of wallpapers.. fast foward a year and i’m actually commenting on something. Next year i may even write an article! well maybe not, but eh.

    i’m still a complete newbie here, but everyone has made me feel welcome.. its really a relaxed, friendly environment to talk about F1.

    Thanks for the year Keith, Contributers, and everyone else thats part of the community. I look forward to a good year of racing in 2011!
    have a good holidays!

  25. Respect and admiration as well as much appreciation to Keith and everyone who has worked to make this a fun, informative and (in stark contrast with other f1 sites) social venue for us fans.

    Here’s to 2011, and get some rest KC!

  26. Happy Holidays and many thanks to Keith, moderators, and the F1F for an amazing season. Looking forward to 2011 F1F. Cheers.

  27. Thank you Keith for making the best F1 blog ever, and probably my most visited website! Thank you so much!

    Happy Holidays everyone!

    Merry christmas everyone! :)

  29. Thanks for doing what you do Keith, and Merry Christmas to all!

  30. I think this is the best F1 website on the internet. Keith you do a brilliant job. Here’s to 2011!

  31. Charles Carroll
    25th December 2010, 8:32

    Well, I know Keith reads mine, because they’re moderated! I love the site, Keith, and keep up the good work.

  32. Thank you Keith and everyone else for a wonderful site full of news, insight and comment.

    Happy New Year.

  33. Thanks for such a fantabulous site.
    As a toddler in F1 fanclub,I alwayz look for comprehensive analysis on different aspects of this wonderful game, which is attributed to resurgence of ForceIndia(of course because of my nationality ):) and you have alwayz unfailingly delivered.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy new year.
    Keep up the level :)

  34. Keith,
    this is a great place to read the news and have fun!
    Many thanks for all your hard work and to the rest of the team. Happy Christmas to everyone.

  35. Donation? No mate, I was just lending you that fiver ;)

    Thanks for everything, everyone!

  36. thanks Keith for the best f1 site online. The information you provide on here is second to none, and your devotion is valued by all of us who follow this site. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you, and all the best for 2011!!!!!

  37. Thank you for this wonderful blog, Keith. And merry Christmas to all of you, dear F1 Fanatics!

  38. Have everybody a Merry Christmas.
    Thanks Keith.

  39. Would like to add my thanks with everyone else for your efforts here Keith and to those who have helped make the site the great success it is. Theres not really much I can add to what has been said already, you’re doing a great job and I hope u keep it up.

    I hope all of you will have a great christmas

  40. Merry christmas Keith, and everyone else :)

  41. I’ve been follow live blog on F1F since bahrain early this year; never miss even one

    really enjoy reading all the comments during live blog; some are funny and some are informative

    Am looking forward for F1 action in 2011 on F1F.

    Happy New year to you Keith and to all F1 Fanatics readers.

  42. Merry Christmas Keith and all F1 Fanatics :)

  43. Big thanks to you Keith.

    This is a fantastic website, the best on the web I’d say. You’ve done a fantastic job and you deserve all the success you get.

    There is a great community on here with some of the friendliest people I know and I hope it continues to grow.

    Also well done to all the guys who have contributed the guest articles. These are a great read and are a part of what makes this site stand out from all the rest.

    Merry Christmas Keith. I hope you and your’s have a great day and very best wishes to you for next year!

  44. Merry Christmas to all the great people who contribute to this great site. Wishing Keith and everyone else on this site a wonderful holiday season :)

  45. For me, not a single day passes without visiting your blog, Keith! Such a wide range of information coupled with well-balanced pre/post-race analyses make this blog a must read!

    Keep up the good work, you have developed a loyal fan base!

  46. Thanks everyone for making this the best F1 place on the net.

    And Keith thank you so much for running the site!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  47. The biggest thanks ever goes to you keith for running such a fantastic site. Have a lovely day. You deserve the day off!

  48. Merry Christmas Keith!! A Big thanks and congrats on keeping this blog clean and engaging… while giving us all the freedom to fully express ourselves… my best wishes for another great year to you and this blog Keith!! Cheers :-)

  49. Thanks Keith,

    and to everyone I look forward next year to debating about the sport we love so much.

  50. Thanks for a great year Keith – Keep up the great work!

  51. Great site. Happy Christmas and New year.

  52. Thanks Keith!
    This truely is the best F1 blog on the Internet. Keep up the great work, and I hope like me you got some brilliant F1 presents for Christmas.

  53. Bangin’.

    Merry Christmas, to Keith and all!

  54. Thanks Kieth for running best F1 site by far.. It really shows when someone is doing something as a passion rather than a job. Merry Christmas all.

  55. Thanks for keeping the site up!

  56. Merry christmas e happy 2011 for all f1fanatic community. It’s been a pleasure to be a (small, but still) part of it.

    To a great 2011 season, Cheers :)

  57. Thanks Keith and the rest of the F1F community for making every single day of 2010 a bit more interesing. This is really a special place for F1 fans.

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all that…

  58. Cheers for keeping up this site at this quality. I got into F1 quite late, midway the 2008 season, but there is no way I would have kept my interest fully up until now without the existence of a site that tends to highlight the sport with the credibility that suits it.

    Keep up the interesting self authored (and guest authored) in depth articles and analyses, they really are what separate this from the lot, and that’s quite a feat.

    Happy holidays and new years, looking forward to another well covered 2011 season! :)

  59. Happy holidays to the best bunch of F1 fans in the world!
    Bring on 2011!!

  60. Why are you thanking us Kieth? We should be thanking you for this brilliant site!

  61. Iam F1fans FoReVer
    27th December 2010, 10:46

    This is the best F1 blog!
    Thank you & Happy New Year to you, Keith!!

  62. Always happy to help Keith,

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you :)

    Looking forward to another great year of F1Fanatic in 2011!

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