Today marks the third birthday for BlogF1, the domain having been registered on Friday, 13th January, 2006. It’s amazing to think what has happened in the past three years, both within the sport and with the site. Back then, Fernando Alonso was giving Michael Schumacher a driving lesson, Lewis Hamilton was still in lower formulae and the site consisted of a handful of posts and pages containing sparse information. Today, Schumacher has retired, Hamilton is the reigning world champion and the site has over 100 pages and over 1300 posts.
In all honesty, I’m surprised the site is still going, having started BlogF1 as a bit of fun and a way to stop boring the regular readers at my personal site with Formula One; apparently not everyone is interested! Since then though, BlogF1 has become a hobby that is out of control. It’s all good though, right down to the typos and bugs.
Over the years, many new ideas have come and gone, but the core of the site remains – trying to make sense of, explain and understand Formula One. Along the way the site has made many friends, attracted readers from all ages and countries and continues to garner praise and attention. Something of which I’m still fathoming out!
So as the build up to the 2009 season relentlessly charges forward, I thought I would take a second to mark the day with a simple post and a few embarrassing screenshots…
…oh, and thanks for the cake, Nick.