If you are a fan of this blog, which quite a lot of you seem to be, I have a suggestion: This blog is free, it is offered to fans in the hope that it will amuse and inform. It is a way to engage with F1 fans across the world. The blog doesn’t have race reports and I don’t do features. However, F1 journalism does not come cheap, and as I’d rather not charge for the blog, might I suggest that regular readers who like what they get here, sign up to the GP+ e-magazine in 2017. That would be a nice way to say thank you for the blog – and to get added insights into the sport. It’s cheap (not because we don’t value our work, but rather because we want more people to read it and love it) and it has the same kind of cut-and-thrust style of journalism as you read on this blog.
I am only one of the GP+ team, but we are united by our passion for the sport and believe in old school journalism. The four of us are among the most passionate F1 writers you will find – and the most experienced. We have each reported at more than 500 Grands Prix – and we know the sport, the people and the history. An the sport knows us. We love being able to share our passion and our knowledge with our readers.
GP+ is like racing magazines used to be. It tells you the story of each race weekend. It highlights the big news, the personalities and the wonderful history that F1 has to offer. And, as the name suggests, we sometimes write on other racing subjects as well. We have been going for 10 years (you can buy the archive) and it is all downloadable in PDF format, so you can have a complete record of F1 in the last decade in one little computer folder.
If you want to buy someone GP+ as a Christmas gift you can do that as well, as we will deliver you a coupon to pass on to the recipient and will provide them with access codes on Christmas Day – no matter where they are in the world.
A GP+ subscription for 2017 means that you get 22 issues: a Preview, 20 races issues (around six hours each race) and a Review.
On top of that you get a free 2016 Review of the Year, if you buy the subscription before the end of January. The Review is 110 pages in which we give our impressions (and opinions – often controversial) of the season and how the different teams fared.
We also have the annual GP+ ranking of drivers and teams, which usually produces plenty of comment.
– We look into Nico Rosberg’s stunning retirement announcement
– We talk to the unusual Gene Haas about F1, NASCAR …and a little bit of Formula 5000
– A look into how the French GP has been able to return.
– We tell the story of “Fearless George” Abecassis. F1 driver, team owner and war hero
– We remember the great Paul Rosche and McLaren’s charming Peter Stayner
– We review the latest books that might excite at Christmas time
– Plus we have the Pictures of the Year from Peter Nygaard and his fellow light-capturers
GP+ is the fastest F1 magazine. It comes out before some of the teams have even managed to get a press release out. It is an e-magazine that you can download and keep on your own devices and it works on computers, tablets and even smartphones. And it’s a magazine written by real F1 journalists not virtual wannabes and it’s not a rehash of what has appeared somewhere else on the Internet.
You get all of this for the amazing price of £32.99.
To sign up and join the GP+ clan, go to www.grandprixplus.com.