In 2005 I built this website in order to chat with like-minded and passionate F1 fans. This dedicated F1 Forum grew quickly but I never imagined a decade later it would have over 430,000+ posts and 5,000 registered users. Although, it should be said that without the tireless efforts of Darwin Dali (I suspect that’s not his real name!) and other moderators the forum wouldn’t have been as successful.
The website has seen numerous changes over the years. Until 2015 we offered news and at peak times attracted 250,000 readers/month. Some of this news was syndicated (from GMM) but most was written by brilliant, enthusiastic journalists like Chris Hayes, Hugh Podmore, Ewan Marshall and others. Often writing for nothing more than beer money, they brought us exclusives and interviewed both then current and future F1 stars.
Forumula1 was never meant to be a commercial entity, it was a hobby first and foremost, but in order to stay relevant in this age it needs to change up a gear (excuse the pun). It has vast potential, just one ad on our website generated £30,000 in ticket sales in just over one season. However, given my commitments, it is time I stood aside and allowed a new owner to bring along new features, which a little investment and a fresh set of eyes can bring.
If you’re interested in taking this established website forward into 2016 and beyond please drop me an email. For press enquiries please use the same link. This will be listed on specialised websites shortly.
It has been an absolute pleasure working with fans, moderators, journalists, drivers and teams – thank you all for a decade’s worth of support. Existing members can expect service to only get better and can read a message to them on the forum itself.