Blog readers will know that during race weekends there tend to be fewer posts after qualifying is over. This is because I am busy working on a product called GrandPrix+. This is an electronic magazine that one gets in PDF format on one’s own computer, between three and six hours after the race. It is around 80 pages and is filled with great photography which is maximised because GP+ uses a landscape format (which fits a computer screen), rather than the portrait (upright) page style that one sees in most racing magazines. We have a full race and qualifying reports, written by experienced F1 writers who are at all the races. If you add up the experience of the four major contributors you get to the rather terrifying figure of around 1,800 Grands Prix.
For the serious fans we have some amazing data available, so that those who really want to understand what happened can analyse the race at home that very evening.
We also have a range of features which cover not only the modern personalities and news stories, but also historical stories, technical features, and even occasional non-F1 stories (which is what the + is GrandPrix+ really stands for).
All you have to do is to log-in on a Sunday night and you can download the magazine. You can even set things up so that you get a reminder when the magazine is ready.
It is a bargain too, because you can get all of this year’s magazines and the entire 2011 season as well, for the grand total of just £29.99. This means you get 45 magazines (previews and reviews included) in total, and you can buy previous seasons as well at very reasonable prices. It means that you can have an entire library of F1 events since 2007 in your computer, wherever you happen to be in the world. Subscriptions run for each calendar year.
For more information about this prize-winning product, why not go to www.grandprixplus.com and take a look.