How did you find F1 Fanatic?
- 25th June 2011, 10:29 at 10:29 am #172687AnonymousInactive
I have absolutely no idea but it was around the time of the 09 Malaysian GP and I was instantly hooked. I didn’t comment until months later though.26th June 2011, 9:20 at 9:20 am #172688TrueF1GritMember
While looking for past experiences of the Belgian GP my father came across the spectators experiences section. This was around mid 2008, and only realised there was a site with reports etc until after the GP when instead of being directed straight to the spectators experiences section I was linked to the main page.
I’ve been visiting multiples times a day ever since.26th June 2011, 9:46 at 9:46 am #172689cyanideParticipant
Get off my lawn kids! One of the earliest members of the blog and the forum :D
Found it while just searching for like-minded F1 fans. Part of the earliest moderators/commentators of the liveblog too :D26th June 2011, 15:13 at 3:13 pm #172690Ned FlandersParticipant
It was after the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix (remember it? It was a decent race). I was still bouncing of the walls after the race had finished and I needed as big a fix of F1 info as possible to calm myself down. At the time, my regular F1 sites were probably ITV-F1 and GrandPrix.com (neither of which I visit these days), and that just wasn’t enough for me.
So, having discovered the site I was merely a lurker for several months, until in mid 2009 I was commenting semi-regularly, firstly under various random names like Tim or Bob, then Casino Square, before I finally settled on Ned Flanders later that year
Journeyer- wow, I’ve just clicked the link you put up, the site looks so different now!27th June 2011, 10:44 at 10:44 am #172691M.M.CParticipant
Typed into Google ‘Formula 1’, and it was the 5th link, I think. Either way, it’s easily one of the best F1 websites to exist.28th June 2011, 8:20 at 8:20 am #172692spankythewondermonkeyParticipant
‘found’ this place about 5 years ago whilst searching for testing schedules – i have friends that live about 30k’s from the ricardo tormo (sp?) circuit in valencia that’s used for pre-season testing. deffo the best f1 site on the web!!29th June 2011, 21:13 at 9:13 pm #172693vinicius.jlantunesParticipant
I don’t remember… but I think it was around early 2010. I was a regular reader of James Allen website and I think I got to know this one through the comments there, not quite sure tough. I ended up switching to reading more of this nowadays. Have only discovered the forum when registration was enforced for voting in pools. Glad that happened as I can’t avoid spending a whole lot of time in here nowadays!30th June 2011, 23:19 at 11:19 pm #172694HairsParticipant
I know it was around the start of the 2009 season, but how I found it, I can’t remember. I hadn’t followed F1 in years, due to being forced to live an actual life where TV wasn’t a priority (and Schumacher domination was boring as early as 98 or 99, even when he wasn’t winning you could tell it was inevitable). I was relying on the BBC site, autosport, and boards.ie at the time, so I suspect that I followed a recommendation on boards.1st July 2011, 7:53 at 7:53 am #172695TodfodParticipant
I think I found this site towards the end of the 2008 season. I had just moved to the Netherlands, and was without a TV for a couple of weeks. During this time I started searching for more video streams and other online content on F1. I somehow came across F1fanatic, and have been hooked on ever since.4th July 2011, 2:49 at 2:49 am #172696DamionShadowsParticipant
It was sometime during the 2008 season, while I was looking around for some decent F1 images, I stumbled across the site, bookmarked it and promptly forgot about it until after the season where I followed it until November of ’09 when I finally became a member.4th July 2011, 13:18 at 1:18 pm #172697Alianora La CantaParticipant
I first came to F1 Fanatic in March 2007. I’d started a blog the previous August and picked up a book about how to improve my blogging. Among other good tips, it advised me to… …look at some successful blogs to get some ideas. I think this was the second blog I checked out (the first one I checked is currently on hiatus). F1 Fanatic looked good, so I started commenting. The amount I’ve commented has fluctuated wildly in the intervening years, but basically I’ve been here ever since.13th August 2011, 12:52 at 12:52 pm #172698GirtsParticipant
I think I didn’t use internet much to find information about F1 until the start of 2009 season. For sure, I knew that Autosport had its website and used to visit it and some other sites occasionally but didn’t spend a lot of time on this. Then, at the beginning of 2009 season, I decided to take part in a predictions contest, which was organised by Heikki Kovalainen’s fan page. In order to improve my ‘prediction skills’, I started to search for some more information, which could help me to understand, for instance, which track suits Red Bull / Brawn better. So I found James Allen’s blog. I think I noticed F1 Fanatic at about the same time as well but first thought that F1F was something like Planet F1 (a thought, which I feel ashamed about now :)) But JA’s blog showed me how interesting and useful an F1 website can be so I became hooked and wanted more. When I started to pay more attention to F1F’s content, I understood that it is actually professional and high-quality. Since then, I have been a regular visitor.13th August 2011, 13:21 at 1:21 pm #172699TommyBParticipant
Sometime around 2007. I remember chatting about the Alonso/Hamilton pitlane incident in Hungary in the comments so maybe it was just to talk about that. That was when there were about 10/15 comments on each article as opposed to around 200 :P Then in 2008 I converted Katy to the site too.
EDIT: Looking through the old articles is fun. This is probably one of the earliest posts I did, just before the 2007 Hungarian GP infact – http://bit.ly/oDfM5l
Wow Journeyer, I remember the site looking like that! As you watch it progress you don’t really feel like it’s changed that much but looking at that.. wow!13th August 2011, 13:45 at 1:45 pm #172700f1alexParticipant
For me it was about summer 2007, because if I remember right, I was trying to find copies of the old season review videos and this was the only site I could find with reviews to all of them, and just started visiting regularly from there. I used to comment rarely under the name ‘al’, and only started commenting/using the forum more regularly about a year ago.
And yeah, I remember the old design, seems so recently that it got changed, but actually it’s 4 years ago!13th August 2011, 17:49 at 5:49 pm #172701AndrewTannerParticipant
I found this place around a year ago, during the season break actually. I was actively looking for somewhere to not only discuss F1 but to dig a little deeper and find a little community.
A fantastic find!
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