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Fans vote JA on F1 the best F1 blog
Fans vote JA on F1 the best F1 blog
Posted By: James Allen  |  14 Dec 2012   |  6:21 pm GMT  |  92 comments

We are delighted to learn today that JA on F1 has been voted the best F1 blog in the Silverstone Media Awards, as voted by F1 fans.

Silverstone organised an online poll, inviting fans to nominate the F1 news sources they most trusted and appreciated and the winners of the various categories are listed below.

Thanks to all JA on F1 readers who voted for this site. We have never entered any awards competitions, but it’s good to win one where the fans themselves nominate the winners. It says a lot about the response to this site’s objectives of bringing the fans closer to the sport.

Best television channel for F1 coverage:
Winner: BBC

Best national newspaper for F1 coverage:
Winner: The Telegraph / Sunday Telegraph

Best motor sport publication for F1 coverage:
Winner: F1 Racing

Best website for F1 coverage:
Winner: BBC –

Best F1 Blog:
Winner: James Allen –

Best F1 Tweeter:
Winner: @MrJakeHumphrey

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Congratulations James

Another spell-bindng year expertly blogged by yourself.

Have a great christmas & new year


Very well done, James. I visit your blog pretty much daily. Even if I’ve already read a news story elsewhere, I’ll always read your take on it if you’ve also written an article.

Keep it up!


Congratulations! Really pleased you won this richly deserved award.


Congrats for a well deserved recognition.

The part I like most is the evenhandedness demonstrated in the articles. There is very little bias, which is so refreshing compared to most other media.

This blog basically adds the concept of ‘analytical’ into F1-reporting.


That’s the idea. We do the ‘why and the how’


Congratulations from the Netherlands!

Simply the best, a mile!


Fully deserved. Congratulations.


Congratulations – and well deserved.

The insight and news and perspective on the site is great, and debate culture good.


Hi James,

Bit late to the party on this one, but Congratulations. It’s thoroughly deserved!

Looking forward to reading a lot more.

Happy Christmas

unF1nnished business

Congrats James…Your quality insight and the somewhat respectable comments, (however moderated they may be) is why I keep coming back.



Best F1 blog? Are there other blogs? I only go here. 😉


This is a truly great blog. The reporting is insightful and non-sensationalist.

That recent story questioning the legality of that pass of Seb’s, for instance, it would have been so easy to have gone with a “Vettel poised to lose WDC in shock twist” slant, but here the story was told as it was, with James at hand to calm the the drama queens and conspiracy theorists (myself included!) as they chipped in with their views.

I’m pleased the work put into building this site is being recognised, and agree that it’s fully deserved. This is undoubtedly one of my favourite places on the ‘net. Thanks so much for putting in the hours!


Congratulations James! I wasn’t aware of this award, but the result is a reflection on how the site continues to go from strength to strength I think.


If I had known of the vote:

Best TV coverage- Sky

Best website- Autosport

Best blog- this one.


Congratulations James! Well deserved winner.


Congrats James! I’m happy to say I voted for you in all the categories I could.

I’m also happy to see the BBC getting recognition for their coverage, which has been excellent, despite losing 10 live races. Their radio coverage is always excellent, too.

Personally I have found Sky’s coverage to be slightly tacky and over-bearing, and the Ant and Georgie standing in front of garish computer graphics is laughably bad!


Well done James for a great blog.

But also well done to the people who leave comments, I don’t know how much they are moderated but the quality of comments is much better than on the BBC blogs like Andrew Benson’s. People actually have something interesting to say rather than just trolling the author or other commentators.

I voted for your blog because of the great authoring and the great commentators.


Before you started this blog, I used to believe only the stuff I would see on official website. But now I am sure of any stuff I read here.

The insight we, fans, get here is not available anywhere else. Thanks a ton for that.

And a huge congratulations!!!!!!


Congratulations, very well deserved, this is my ‘go to’ site for all things F1.


Congratulations James!

I follow F1 since the Prost/Senna era and the medias I use to stay up to date are quite widespread. Despite being German I follow the races on BBC/Sky because German TV is just miles behind. And when it comes to internet information, your insights and balanced articles are just second to none. Excellent work James!


Congratulations James! I came across this blog quite by accident in 2011, and have been following it ever since. I also tell all my friends who would care to listen;-)

Good job, award truly well deserved.


Thanks for spreading the word!


Just wanted to chime in that I’d also found this blog completely by accident, also some time in 2011.

As far as accidents go, this has been a pretty darn good one. Keep it up!


Spread the word!


Congrats James Allen. You really deserved this one!

I’m also glad that BBC won the TV and web coverage. They are definitely better than SkysportF1. I remember a Chinese fan said openly on the BBC after-show in Shanghai that BBC broadcast is way way better than Sky broadcast. That is so true and SO FUNNY!


Congrats James and also credit to the people who post their comments on here, usually most knowledgeably, that help to make a great read!!


Very well done James and thoroughly deserved. I’ve read every post since you announced the site in the old days and you’ve enabled me to sound like an expert with my mates!

Have a great Christmas!


For fans in North America, you should be commended for the podcasts. We do not get the coverage of F1 like you have in Europe so the podcasts are most welcome.


The only blog that you can read in a (paper) book!

Love the balanced view and great insights from both James Allen & the people over here.

You could improve the blog even more by having a +1 button. This way the best comments will rise to the top.

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