Dating back to 2003 and evolving through a variety of domains and titles, Ollie’s personal site has changed quite a bit over the years.
A moderately interesting story behind the Prodrivel domain was that it was originally intended to be a site centred on a new Formula One team formed by the Prodrive company. At the last minute the company pulled out and the team never raced. So the domain was used instead to publish Ollie’s drivel. It now redirects to this domain, iam.ollief1.com, and he wrote a little story about its journey.
More screenshots of iam.ollief1.com here.
Formed in 2006 when his personal site was becoming overwhelmed with Formula One related articles, BlogF1 went on to become a force on the independent F1-blog stage. Folded in 2010, the site and its thousands of articles is archived at OllieF1.com.
BlogF1 became a bit of a monster, and juggling a career, life and the website eventually became too much for Ollie. Although he loved what he created, and is incredibly proud of the various successes (and failures) of the site, Ollie decided to end it at its peak rather than allow it to fade away into obscurity.
BF1 is a large part of my life and I will never allow it to be forgotten.
Started in 2008, AerialF1 was an offshoot from BlogF1. Still around – although not looked after – AerialF1 became an almost never-ending project for Ollie.
Random Old Stuff
Ollie barely remembers most of this, but apparently it is from his mind and by his hands.
*Am I allowed to stop writing in the third person now? Phew!