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Going to Silverstone? Win a free Fanvision handheld for the weekend
Posted By: James Allen  |  06 Jul 2011   |  6:34 pm GMT  |  189 comments

It’s been a busy few days in terms of helping to connect F1 fans to the sport, with the FOTA Fans Forum on Thursday and the JA on F1 pit stop competition, which took place this afternoon and about which I will post later. The winning time was a reasonably competitive 5.09 seconds. More of that anon.

Across the various activities, we’ve given away a variety of British Grand Prix tickets which means that in total we’re sending 14 fans to Silverstone who would not have been able to go otherwise and we hope that they will enjoy the sights and sounds of the F1 action close up. We hope to bring you some content reflecting some of their experiences after the weekend.

Lastly we’ve got an offer from Fanvision, formerly known as Kangaroo TV, for a free rental of one of their new G3 units for this weekend.

For those not familiar with it, the Fanvision is a hand held device on which you can follow the action while at the track, it has timing and leaderboards as well as some other vital content.

Fans, sponsor guests and even many members of the media use it to follow up to eight onboard cameras, instant replays, interviews, official timing, team and driver data, stats and analysis, pitstop timing and team radio communications.

It also has the BBC Radio 5 Live commentary from Crofty and Ant Davidson.

I use one at the track, especially during practice sessions if I go out onto the circuit to view the cars close up, somewhere like Turn 8 in Turkey or Pouhon at Spa.

You can buy or rent them at the track, but we’ve got a free rental to give away this weekend. So if you’re going to be in Silverstone and you want to be in with a chance please let us know in the comments section and we will pick one fan at random to get the Fanvision unit.

* STOP PRESS – We’ve had a ballot and the winner is #76 Ian Joyner. We’ll be in touch via email and will get Ian to post about his experiences with the Fanvision unit.

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1

I'm there and interested!!

2

Yes please James!

3

Nice gesture James! Count me in for a chance.

I'm at Silverstone for all 3 days and cant quite contain the excitement!!

I wonder if the British weather will give us another epic race like in 2008?

4

pick me, Came from OZ to see the british Granprix

5
Clive Roylance

Father and son going for the weekend, almost every year for the last 30 years. We've been hot, cold, wet, sunburnt and everything in between but always had a great weekend. CLIVE

6

I'm there!

Leaving tomorrow morning and coming back on Monday. I'd love to try it out for a few days 🙂

7

Yes please, James. ;o)

8

Would love a free FanVision. Will save me the cost of renting one on Friday morning! 🙂

9

hello !! 🙂

i would love a fan vision

had one last year , dont have the funds this yeah D: 🙂

10

id love to win fanvision for the race!

11

I'd love one of these units so I can enjoy my first grand prix visit even more!

13

Would love to win a Fanvision for the weekend.

14

Yes please! I'm going to the race weekend for the first time, the Fanvision sounds fab!

15

Me & my son will be at Silverstone come rain(more than likely) come shine for the 3 days & would love to try a fan vision.

16

I'm at silverstone.... And I'd love free rental of a fanvision unit!

17
Dominic Winter

I'd love to win the rental of one, so here's my entry!

18

Gimme, they look fun 🙂

19

going to silverstone with son and his friend. I have gona to silverstone for the last 6 years but i have never had a kangaroo or now known as fanvision moniter it would be great if i could get 1 for the weekend

20

Yes please!

21

So looking forward to the F1, come on lads Jenson & Lewis on the podium, how FanTV would help us make sure we understood who were on same laps etc.

Come on lads

22

Gimme, looks fun. Though my comments don't seem to be showing up

23
Tom Chiverton

Gimme, looks fun. Though my comments don't seem to be showing up...

24
Chris Mackenzie

First f1 this weekend!

25

James, thanks for all the insight given through your website and tweets. Let's hope the British GP is a close and entertaining race. And of course, a Fanvision console would go down very well with my 15 year old daughter who is attending her first ever motor race this weekend at Silverstone.

26

Great offer all round - thinking of the fans. Of course I would like to have a Fanvision for the weekend 🙂

27

Pls pick me , ill restart my campaign to get coulthard oot and you back in in return 🙂

28

Had one at spa last year, it is well worth having one for the weekend

29

First time going so yes please

30

Yes please James, that would be fantastic.

Regards

31
Jesse Eveleigh

James - wud love a fanvision for the w/end, esp as were on the new pit straight and wont have clue whats happening wiv the noise!

32
Laurence sanderson

Yes please james would make a great weekend even beter!!!

33
Emma Whitfield

I've waited over 20 years to be there - please let me win!!

34
Victoria Mortimore

Ooohhh I would LOVE one of these. Heading to Silverstone on Friday after work and it is my first time actually going to a race (a childhood dream) Only thing I am getting stressed about is that I am so used to watching it on the TV, im worried I wont be able to keep up with what is happening at all times.x

35

James, Id love a chance to win fanvision rental. I used it when it was kangaroo tv. Great piece of kit. Thanks

36
mark beanland

Yes please James, it'll make the GP extra special having access to live tv feed and commentary via fanvision !

Although I cant wait for this weekends GP, fanvision or not!!

Cheers, Mark

37
John Paul Velasquez

Hey this will be mine and my girlfriends first ever f1 weekend, driving up tomorrow from south Wales and absolutely cannot wait to experience the buzz of a live F1 wkend!! Only 2 yrs ago my gf couldn't stand F1 but now she is a super addict if I won this comp I think Id stay in her good books for quite some time 🙂 cannot wait!!!

38
Andrew Taylor

I'm taking the tent to Silverstone tomorrow, a free fanvision would go down nicely!

39

We are here at Woodlands... Proper Fans from Today Weds all the way til Monday. Real Fans need all the Gadgets :))) Platinum Tickets.. Go-on make our weekend.. Well... U could get us in the Paddock lol but Fan Vision would be Brilliant. Cheers guys

40

Please please pretty please. Can't afford this year 🙁 x

41

Yes please!

42

I'll be there (thank the lord for ebay) and would love a fanvision!

Thanks!

43

Yes please! It will be my first GP!!!!

44

Would make the weekend even more exciting if I had a Fanvision.

45

I am heading down tomorrow and would love to win one! Great last minute opportunity for the fans!

46

Would love to win the Fanvision for my Dad, who'll be in the crowd watching while I'm (hopefully not too busy) marshalling 🙂

47

Yes please!

48

I'm going & would love to win the rental!

49
Sheila Roberts

Oooh pick me ! pick me!... please 🙂

50

Already here and have set up camp, but would love a fanvision for the weekend please!

51
Francesco Lanza

What's a fanvision, am going to silverstone with my 2 friends first time there to

52

Would really love the use of Fanvision for the weekend. Remember F1 is for life.

53

Yes please James, great offer. Here is my entry.

54
Paul Shepherd

Yes please, James!

55

Yes please James!

56

I’m there!

Leaving tomorrow morning and coming back on Monday. I’d love to try it out for a few days

57

Hi James this Sunday will be my dad and i first British grand price and we would love one

58

Yes please James, I'm taking the mrs for the first time so it could come in useful to save me having to explain what's going on!

59

Yes please I'd love to have fanciful this weekend, please pick me!!!

60

Doh! Darn that predictive text!! Fanvision!!

61

a free fanvision would be awesome! Live timing has been essential this year and I'm not sure my 3G will be working

62

Thanks for giving us the chance to win James! I'm taking my Dad for the first time and I know he'd love to try one!

63

Heading to the glastonbury of motorsport tomorrow - 5 days at woodlands. Funds this year didn't stetch to a fanvision device. Would appreciate one if poss?

64

Count me in James! Silverstone weekend is my 21st birthday present, can't wait!

65

Cannot for my first visit to Silverstone this weekend, and I would love a fan vision to accompany me !

66

Oh, it would be ever so nice, especially for my first ever GP 🙂

67

i'll be there too and i never win anything:(..haha...pls change that

68
Matthew Taylor

Yes please!

69

I'll be there come rain or shine, and I'm interested!

70

You lucky guys!! Unfortunately, I will be watching the GP on TV. Greece is a little bit too far....Enjoy the race!!

71

Yes please James. I can help you with the in depth analysis!

72

Im going to Silverstone - I'd love a fanvision to keep up to speed with the weekend's events. Thanks 🙂

73

Would love a fanvision for the weekend! Apart from all the cool stuff like Crofty, Ant, lap times and in car cameras, will it show me the way back to my (hopefully not too waterlogged) tent?

74
Simon Russell

Yes please James!

75

I'm only going to be there for Sunday, but I'd *love* a FanVision nonetheless - my first GP ever!

76

I'd love one! Never quite bit the bullet but so tempted!

77

Would love to win, make the whole weekend a little bit more special.

Thanks very much

78

Yes please.

79
alexandra house

First silverstone visit and staying at the MVR WEEKEND, went to Spa last year and loved having kangaroo tv and especially the BBC commentary too. Would love a free fan vision for silverstone! Xx

80

Me please because I can never read what it says on the big screen when they put the times up and then I can see the sector times when they go purple for the brits

81

Yes please, could really do with one of those this weekend

82

Yes please James. :-)) I'm heading to Silverstone this weekend - would be great to try out one of these!

Is there an option to have your commentary? 😉

83

Free Fanvision for the weekend? Erm... Yes please!!

84

Yes please!

Appreciating the efforts on the fan involvement James; more of the same please.

Also, is it me or is this week really dragging? Roll on Friday!

85

CONGRATULATIONS - YOU ARE THE WINNER, SELECTED BY BALLOT. WE WILL CONNECT YOU WITH FANVISION VIA EMAIL.

86
Stephen O'Keeffe

Absolutely would love this free rental for the weekend!!! Thanks....

87

yes please!!

88

I'd love to win fanvision!!!

89
stephanie isherwood

Would love one. Heading to Silverstone tomorrow!

90

Going to silverstone. 1st time to go to GP. Would be great to have fanvision.

91

We are already here at silverstone campsite surviving the wind and rain and would like to try fanvision this weekend xx

92

Yes please James, me and my kids would love to win

93

Pick me James!

94

Hi James

Would love to win a free Fanvision rental!

I took my grandfather to his first GP at Silverstone last year and whilst he loved the race, he did not have a clue what was going on; the big screen was too far for his eyesight, and the trackside commentary not loud enough for his ears.

We're going again is year and I think this would really help boost his experience!

Loving the new look website.

Dan

95

Sounds good! Going to my second grand prix this year 🙂 would love a fanvision to add to it

96

James, I'm there all weekend. Weather looks a little uncertain for my first live visit. Fanvision sounds good.See ya there.

97

Me and my girlfriend have been to silverstone for the last six year and would love to have one please...

98

Hey I am going to be there all weekend this would be a great addition, keep up the good work

99

Should be an awesome weekend! I've decided on Grandstand seats at Village this year, usually I sit at Luffield. Thought I'd give it a try, especially with the start line moving!

Looks like it'll be a little damp though!

100

would love to win this one, taking my two boys who would love this too!

101

So where and when can I pick it up?:-)

Regards

102
Rachel Parker

I'm off to silverstone with my family!

103
Stuart Urquhart

Hi James,

I'm heading up to Silverstone with six friends after work tomorrow for the whole weekend. It's our first British Grand Prix. A Fanvision unit would certainly enhance the experience for sure.

They're quite sociable devices - I found myself making a few new friends when I used one at Monza a few years back.

Excellent evolution of the website. Keep up the good work.

Stu

104

I'll be there and interested please.

105
James Scantlebury

Yes please James - it's my first Grand Prix and everything - I intend to do it properly!

106

I'll be at Silverstone. Its may first Grand Prix after following F1 for over 15 years and I'll be bringing my sceptical friend (my beautiful girlfriend) to F1 too. I've converted her to a full blow F1 fan this year, so much so she bought the tickets for my birthday!

107

I'm going Thursday til Monday, sitting at Luffield!

108

I'll be there with my brother for our first ever live Grand Prixs - a Fanvision would be the icing on the cake!

109
Mark Westwood

Going to Silverstone for F1 for the first time this weekend and wouold love to have a Fanvision...

110
Chris Dowling

Would like to enter the Fanvision draw please. Thank you!

111

First time ever at Silverstone and will be there for all 3 days! just hope it wont be a red bull procession, would be great to have access to Fanvision

112
Ross Shepherd

I'd love to be in the running for this! I'm attending Silverstone with my dad and brother, cant wait!

113
Matt Devenish

We used FanVision (or Kangaroo TV, as it was known) at last years Belgium Grand Prix and it was F A N T A S T I C. If you’re paying a lot of money for tickets, an extra £60 is worth it for the amount of additional information you’re provided with. Plus it works for all support races!

Now, a little suggestion. We're only going to Silverstone for Friday practice so I was a little disappointed to find out FanVision only offers a 3-day weekend rental. £60 for one day’s usage is too much. Perhaps you could look at offering a 1 or 2 day package as an alternative? I’d happily pay £20-25 for this service and I’m sure others would too!

114

Hope I am not too late for this will me be my first ever grand prix and am taking my son aged 5 this may really aid me if boredom sets in with him.

115
sharon martin

Hi James...Keep the tweets coming! Heading down to Woodlands tomorrow morning and so excited. Its my first time and I have wanted to go for years so Im so excited 🙂 Bring on the rain....Thats Britain!! and it may give us an epic race. Would love a Fanvision 🙂

116
Joanne Proctor

Great website James and we look forward to your tweets every race. So excited now and sharing the experience with the family this year so would love the fanvision. Come on jenson!

117

First f1 with my little brother. Cannot wait, we watch each practice, qualy, race, forum, highlights and would live a fanvision this weekend! Love formula 1!!

118
Martin Bebbington

Yes please James !

119

Pick me, pick me 😉

120

Hi James, I will be at the GP for all 3 days (my first ever F1 event) and so would love to win this prize.

121
Graeme Calvert

I'm there with my dad for his 60th Birthday present. Its his first GP too so he'd love a fanvision for the w/e.

122

Let me win please James!

123

I want a fanvision cos I can't hear my silverstone radio

124

My first time at silverstone so would love chance to

Get one! Never missed a gp!! On tele anyway!

125
Jan Timmermans

what a brilliant offer! first time back to silverstone for ten years, would cap it off with a fanvision handheld!

126
Paul Braithwaite

Count me in!!!!!!!!!!

127
Allen Crawford

I'll be there (all the way from Indy) and would love the Fanvision!

128

Hey

It's my first Silverstone this year and I'm very interested!

Fiona

:o)

129

Me and my friends will be there all weekend 🙂 please help us three guys keep in touch with what is going on at the circuit.

130

Me and my girl have been going to silverstone for the last six year and would love one please...

131

I am going with my fionce and this will be our 6th time at the British gp, I would love to have one 

132

I'll be there - can't wait!!!! would love a fanvision thing.

133

I'm off to Silverstone for the 4th year, hoping for some rain on the Sunday to give McLaren a better chance! I'd absolutely love Fanvision!

134
Heath Roylance

Yes please all three days for me and my Dad.

135
Andrew Robinson

Hi, First trip to Silverstone. Got my Radio but would love one of these! Nice!

Cheers

Andrew

136
Catherine Howsham

Yes please!

137

I am at Silverstone for all 3 days and would love to try this gadget out....I will understand if you say no...

138

Ooh! Yes please! I saw these last year and really wanted to have a play on one.

It would make it far easier to follow, especially this year with the many pit stops we have seen, and the screen at Luffield is so far away I had to use a telephoto lens to see it properly last year.

139

James

Your dad Bill would always want a ex-Littlewoods guy to try out the latest tech gear, I got in to F1 from his old Autosport mags so it would continue the Allen tradition of helping needy Scousers!!

141

Yes please! Would love one.

142

First time at f1! Going with my father in law for his 50th birthday. Would be great to make the weekend even more special.

Thanks

Paul

143

Pick me! I've always thought you were brilliant...

144

Me & Mrs P would love to fight over which feeds to watch if we can still be in the pot!

145

I'll be there and would love to win. I hired one on the Sunday two years ago and it was awesome for keeping up with what was going on in the race, like lap times etc. Great bit of tech.

146
Richard Fitzsimmons

Yes please!!

147

Not for me, as a trip from Brisbane is a bitt too much in this economic climate - but my cousin is doing the whole camping experience on a tight budget - he's mad keen (we nearly got run over by Michael Schumacher driving an Alfa Romeo hire car in the paddock when I was there with my cousin in 2000). So this would give him a real thrill.

148
Richard Clarkson

Keep the tweets coming James! Will be relying on you this weekend while im track side! First time camping at Woodlands this year, can't wait! Would love to try out a fanvision!

149
Gareth Stephens

First time to a GP, going with a friend and would love to have access to a Fanvision for the weekend.

Cheers,

Gareth.

150

This would top a magical weekend as tickets have been brought for my birthday for my 1st grand prix 🙂

151

FanVision for a weekend would be amazing... if only to hear James Allen doing the press conference after the race 😉

152
Paul Hackett-Evans

I'm taking my two young sons. First time for all of us. I'd love to win the Fanvision, please, James!

153

Going to Silverstone - need a fanvision

154

My 14yo son and I will be pitching up at Woodlands tonight at about 9pm. It's a first for him (and his birthday too ..... yes really..!). It's going to be a great weekend!

155

Always felt there was something missing from my race weekend! Fanvision would be awesome to keep up to speed...

156

Yes please. This will be my 36th year on the trot!!

157

Fanvision is an absolute necessity. I went with a group of friends to Spa last year, and initially I chose not to have one. I was able to get hold of one on Sunday and I was amazed at the difference it made to the experience.

I can't say enough how much you need this to be able to follow the action, but if you want to read a little review of our experiences you can do so here: http://sidepodcast.com/post/skipping-straight-to-the-kangaroo-tv-stand

Enjoy Silverstone, for all those who are going 🙂

158

Yep, put me down for the prize draw if possible, please.

159

This weekends race is going to be my first time at a GP. Can't wait!

160

I'd love the opportunity to have one for the weekend, thanks!

161
Robert Miszka

One fanvision please 🙂

162

Would love a free fan vision - thanks!

163

A Fanvision, would be great, yes please!

164

I am taking my soon to be 8 year old son for the weekend for his first Grand Prix. He is a massive fan and would really enjoy the benefit of this. I could not afford to rent him one as we spent so much on the tickets.

165

Yes please James, that would be awesome!

166
Pranav Haldea

I'm travelling all the way from New Delhi tomorrow for the race! I have also convinced 3 non-fans to come and watch the race with me. A fanvision would really add up to their experience!

Pick me! I have never won any of your contents : -(

167

Yes please! Going to all 3 days and can't wait!

168

Yes please !

169

I doubt I'll be holding the winning Euromillions ticket tomorrow so I'll throw my hat in for a Fan Vision! Will be at Becketts wearing rocket red...

170

Oh yes. *Very*.

171

I'll be there sat / sun - looking at the weather on Friday I'm glad I didn't go for the full 3 days... Can't wait!!!!

172

Hi JA, leaving for a wet and windy Silverstone as soon as I get outta work today! Cannot wait! Would love to get my hands on a fanvision. It'll help explain to my gf (first time at a grand prix) wants happening!

173

coming over from ireland for all 3 days - cant wait!

174
Jonathan Barnett

Pick me, pick me!

My lovely lady bought me a pair of Silverstone tickets - the only downside is that she's coming as well...

Love you darling.

175
William Wallace

I'd love to try the new Fanvision handhelds. I'm sitting at Becketts on Sunday and although I'll see a lot of action, it would be good to see even more.

176

The fool and his crew would say thank you to go on a mission with fanvision!

177

Would love one of these, took some f1 virgins last year and apart from the noise of the cars this product was the most impressive part for them

178

Meeeeeeeee plllleeeeaaassseee!!!!

Its my first time at a GP and i can't wait.

I'd love a Fanvision, I hope its waterproof

🙂

179

Yes please. My first British GP since soggy 2000! Very excited.

180

hi james, sounds like a really good idea to me, unless you can see one of the big screens you have no idea who is where during practice till you get home an view the playback on tv, me and my buddy 'cooper2' have been going to silverstone for 16 years and cannot wait to see the new pit and paddock building plus wind and rain and reg changes, could this be the best race so far?

181

Yes please! Also if you have a spare brolly it sounds like I could use that too!

182

First time poster, long time reader. Very interested in trying this! The new unit looks much better than the older one. Shame you can only rent the old style one...

183

I would love a fanvision, they look AMAZING. Tried to book one online weeks ago,but they had all gone.... 🙁

184

Yes please - this would help my two sons keep up with the action!

185

Free stuff!!

186

Ill be going, these tvs are really helpful!

187

Would love to win one. Would help enourmously.

188

I would love a fanvision!

The device looks excellent

189

Im taking my wife to her first gp and want her to really enjoy the day-so we can go again!keep up the good work james 🙂

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