If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will know that the aim is to amuse and inform F1 fans about the sport they love. I try to explain what is happening and why.
I don’t do race reports, nor feature-type articles. On race weekends the blog goes quiet because I’m busy making a living at races. Proper F1 journalism does not come cheap and someone has to pay for all the travelling around the world. Anyone can stay at home and make out that they have a vague idea about what’s going on, by surfing the Web, or being fed information. There are hundreds of websites out there that claim to be on the inside, but how many of them really are? And how do you know who you can trust?
Professional F1 journalists are few in number and most work for known publications. There are still some freelances who pay their own way and sell their stories, but with people buying fewer paper products, the industry is migrating to the Web and even some famous publications compromise and don’t bother sending reporters. This is why 10 years ago, several of us got together to create a proper e-magazine for the sport, so that fans could have access to a proper product – as quickly as possible after each race.
In these days of pay-TV, many fans are looking for a way to follow the sport without being robbed blind – and GP+ provides you with that opportunity. It’s a 90-odd page e-magazine that is published about six hours after each race, with a complete round-up of the race weekend. There are no silly rumours, no he-said-she-said journalism. We just report thing that happen – and give our honest opinions. The GP+ team is united by our passion for the sport and we believe in old school journalism. We are among the most passionate F1 writers you will find – and the most experienced. The four contributors have each reported at more than 500 Grands Prix – and we know the sport, the people and the history.
And the sport knows us.
We believe that GP+ is a fantastic resource for the F1 fan. It 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 computer folder.
We also want as many fans as possible to buy the magazine and so we deliberately keep the price low. A GP+ subscription for 2017 means that you get 22 issues: a Preview, 20 races issues 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. and here’s the good news, you get all of thisfor the amazing price of £32.99.
GP+ is so fast that it sometimes 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. To sign up and join the GP+ clan, go to www.grandprixplus.com.
If you think you get good stuff here on the blog, why not subscribe to GP+ to enhance your enjoyment of F1 – and get added insights into the sport.