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A new way of looking at all the F1 news
A new way of looking at all the F1 news
Posted By: James Allen  |  07 May 2012   |  11:22 am GMT  |  216 comments

Today we are launching JA on F1 Connect, THE gateway to F1 news and social media.

We hope it will prove to be a valuable tool for F1 fans and professionals alike as a one-stop shop where users can get a full picture of what’s going on in F1.

See the latest news from all the major news organisations and F1 websites as well as the latest postings on Facebook, You Tube and Twitter, all in one place.

Nowhere else can you take in all the latest F1 news and across social media platforms in one single visit to a website. It provides the eager fan and the busy professional with an instant window in on what’s going on in the world of F1 and helps the fans get closer to the sport.

Make it your default bookmark for the latest F1 news.

And with drivers and teams putting ever greater emphasis on their social media connections, this is the perfect moment to bring out a site which gives you the full, rounded picture of what’s going on.

The best bit is, like all the JA on F1 offerings, it’s completely free to use. We’ve developed it and are delighted that Pirelli has chosen to come onboard as the site sponsor.

And to celebrate the launch today we have a special giveaway package involving VIP hospitality and a behind the scenes tour of the F1 paddock – 2 Passes for the Paddock Club at next weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona. We’re bringing this to you in association with our friends at the leading Spanish site (Car and Driver).

It’s completely free to enter. To have a chance to win this fantastic opportunity go to (JA on F1 Connect) have a play with it and and then give us your feedback about it in the comments box below. If you have a friend who is attending the race, why not let them know about this chance for the ultimate upgrade?

We’ll then pick a winner at random tomorrow night (Tuesday). If selected, you must confirm that you are able to get to the Grand Prix in Barcelona on Saturday and Sunday and please note the passes are NOT TRANSFERABLE (so you cannot sell them on Ebay). You will need to provide ID on collection.

Here’s the package:

2 x Paddock Club passes for Spanish GP, Barcelona, Saturday and Sunday only, includes VIP hospitality, great views of the track and the pitlane and a behind-the-scenes tour of the F1 Paddock.

NB – Flights, Accommodation and transfers to and from the circuit are not included. The Paddock Club is the official F1 hospitality area. Access to the actual F1 Paddock is on an invitation basis and will be co-ordinated at the venue.

We will have another opportunity to win Paddock Club passes at two further Grands Prix, later in the season.

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At last, a single solution to me keeping a long list of F1 Favorites on my Internet Browers and phones 🙂

Thanks james, great innovation….

Sufyaan Patel

Hi James,

Hopes theres still time to enter the competition :$

Either way, I’m really impressed with the new site, its excellent! We’ve already got the brilliant at our disposal and the new Connect site has really taken it up a level. It seems that I’m no longer going to have to jump from one site to another for latest news, this will be my 1-stop shop for up to date and genuine news 😀

James, I’ve followed your articles/news for quite a while now (since ’98) and have noticed your emphasis on bringing F1 closer to the fans. This new site really ticks all the boxes and to be honest, I felt brought us very close too with many opportunities and a chance to interact.

Finally, a big thanks to you and your team… and you are very kind to offer it without a fee. I, and I’m guessing this can count on behalf of many fans, really appreciate it that you have gone the extra mile.


Sufyaan 🙂


Stupendous stuff, James.

Love @ 1st sight!

Great vision to bring this together on a single platform

Barca, here I come!


Congratulations on the new undertaking James!

Absolute best of luck with it!!

I’m just waiting for the JAonF1 app [hint hint wink wink].


thanks for another great addition to the site james! (Would LOVE to go to barcelona by the way, so would my dad…)


It is a really great website, very comprehensive! Maybe you could include ‘fans forum on F1’ as one of the features? 🙂



As I think a few others have mentioned, iPhone or Android apps would be a great idea, most of the time I look at this site it is on my phone on the way to work and an app would be much better!


hi james

first post on here, really like what you’ve done with the place. looks futuristic, love it! will you do a mobile app?




Seems like its got everything a F1 fan will ever need. Plenty of news and interesting videos, plus its easy to navigate.

It will definitely be the first place I go regarding F1 from now on!

Great job and keep up the good work!! 🙂


Hi James!

It’s a great website, I might start visiting it instead of my current favourites. I love the compilation of all f1 twitters! Wish you luck!

If you want any suggestions, I would create a place with most important pieces of information – like race results, any major changes in teams etc. Anyways, it looks like a useful website 🙂

By the way, is there any chance that one would be able to listen to your f1 coverage on BBC Radio outside UK?


Love it! Don’t have much in the way of feedback other than I like very much the various groupings you have established. It’s great being able to focus on the latest news via team etc.

Would love bringing my hubby to his first F1 race if we won too! (and believe me, we are available 🙂 )


I like the new format, it’s a great one stop shop for up to date news without having to check other sites. This may be accidental but it’s also perfectly formatted for iphone usage. Fanantics like myself now have an easy resource for keeping on top of F1 news.

Good going James 🙂 Next thing will be an actual app?


Thanks for another great idea, James.

I’ve been playing around a bit in the new site and only have 1 suggestion: since there are many news with similar information (ie. Schumi complaining about the Pirelli tyres), it would be good to group them together under the same headline.


Thanks for the site, its really useful and looks great, although I do not think my boss will appreciate as already spend far too much time reading your site and not doing my work…

As has been mentioned above the site is not mobile optimized and it seems it might be quite data hungry.

If you do create android/iphone apps could you include a feature that uses the front facing camera to detect if your boss has creaped up behind you then automatically puts the phone on sleep? I realise this may not be useful for everyone but would definitely help me out!

If I win the comp I look forward to making my mates compete with each other to decide who gets the spare ticket! 😀 I’m thinking a time trial on the f1 game is the only fair way to decide!


Para 1 LOL!!!


Good site, however aggregation doesn’t seem to work for “Daily Mail” (showing football).

Would be good to be able to see more headlines when you click on “F1 News”, otherwise its a nice site.


It’s a column with F1 in it as well as other sports. We’ll try to address that


Thanks James, all the benefits of News Now, but with Social Feeds and official team news into the mix as well. Nice work!


Overall it seems cool.

I find the “tweets” and “videos” parts most useful and “team news” is also nice.

“f1 news” is ok, although i believe many would learn about those articles from their preferred sports sites (big-international like bbc or local) or facebook/twitter.

The right-hand side of the site is pretty clogged up with pirelli ads, which is somehow understandable. In my opinion “recent articles” and “drivers” should be moved upwards; “teams” maybe merged with “team news” and “news archive”-calendar made more pretty (i haven’t seen something like it, and it looks useful, just not sleek enough).

Also you really should make more left-hand news visible with the page in top position, because there are only 2 visible “team news” in my screen and 3,5 “tweets”. Maybe shrink the top picture or remove some gaps and spaces.

Thanks for the new site and the contest of course!



Excellent idea, James. Already bookmarked it.

Excellent Spanish friends as well, the guys at TheF1com. Their site is fantastic. Give great live coverage not only of GPs but also of pre season tests. Their twitter account is probably the best available in Spanish for F1 news and comments.

Keep up the good work.


Out of interest is there a cost model behind the site? Will JAF1 generate income on click throughs to other sites?

does the revenue from sponsorship of the site actually generate an icome or simply satisfy maintance costs?

Whilst there is a wealth of money in F1 you often get the feeling it doesn’t filter down to the independant media very well.

Sujay Rajagopalan

Great place for all the news and activities surrounding F1. Still a lil bit of Glitches I experienced but guess this wud be over come soon.

Gud Job and Many Thank JA.



Brilliant initiative and welcome addition to the website James – thank you.

Can only echo other comments above that an auto-translate function would be useful to assist the coverage coming from non-English language sources.

Finally, I can confirm that there is excellent compatibility with the Blackberry Playbook browser.


Cool. Thanks for the heads up on that


Hi James,

Good site.

It could be interesting to add some RSS functionality for each feed.



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