BadgerGP.com is a webzine all about Formula One Grand Prix Racing and other motorsport formulae. We call it a ‘webzine’ because it’s like a magazine, but on the world wide web (clever eh!?). And in this webzine you’ll find articles about all the latest goings on in F1 alongside regular features, interviews, competitions, opinion, technical insight (in plain English), fun stuff, satire and historical stories about the days of yesteryear.
Our slogan is “Formula One isn’t boring…”, which underlines the whole Badger ethos – we’re a serious F1 site that doesn’t take itself too seriously, so by deduction as well as being all clued up on everything F1, you’ll also enjoy and have fun reading our articles with their light-hearted, banterific yet informative nature. That’s the requirement for our articles – if it’s not fun to read, it’s not on Badger. That’s also one of many reasons why we’re called ‘badger’ – i.e. full of character and plenty of fun – there are more reasons here “Why Badger is called Badger.”
As well as delivering quality content to your screens, we’re here to unite grand prix fans from across the planet and give you all a platform upon which you can share comments, opinion and discuss the latest happenings. Off the back of our readership, we also put on events in Central London where loads of you have the chance to meet up in person, share your passion for F1 and be entertained by Badger alongside the grand prix itself.
Badger GP is currently run by a core of seven writers with many contributors (see Team Badger GP here), with guest contributors popping up here and there too and others who help out with other technical and logistical malarkey. We all do it for the love of doing it. Proceeds made from advertising or sponsorship are ploughed back into Badger for competition prizes, putting on events and of course keeping our wonderful web-based home up and running. We often refer to ‘The Sett’ which is Badger’s HQ (of course) where the team meet up, discuss and bounce ideas around and of course get writing great content too. Due to the wonders of modern technology, the Sett is largely a virtual place and spans most of London, UK.
Badger began in 2008 under the name ‘Parc Ferme’ when our founder was a bit bored on a Sunday, waiting for the Singapore Grand Prix to get started. The first few articles were all very much light-hearted and fun, but the fresh angle struck a chord with people he didn’t know and consequently he found himself getting back into writing and what better to write about than F1, something that’s fascinated him since the beginnings of the 90s.
Luckily, with some help from a couple of friends, the little blog site moved to a new home called F1Badger.com and turned into a proper website ahead of the 2009 season and a couple of other like-minded folk joined in too. Before long the Badger name was becoming rather established across the interweb. The ’09 season was a corker of a season to write about, which no doubt helped things tremendously.
Come the end of the season, the site was revamped and polished up, made a bit more sophisticated with multiple sections and features. Come the 2010 season it was full steam ahead with the new look and increased amount of high quality content attracted more writers to join in too. The season was a massive success and that year also saw Badger organise and run it’s first two hugely successful live grand prix screening events in central London (we now do at least 3 or 4 a year – see grandprixscreenings.com)
Following the 2010 season, we renamed the site Badger GP (partly to keep Bernie and co happy) and decided to turn the site into a more magazine friendly feel – an ideal opportunity in light of the name and web address change. The result of which is what you see now.
We hope you like what we do, ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!
aka Adam Milleneuve
Founder – Badger GP