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The Epic Story of WTF1

The Rise of the Titan: The Epic Story of WTF1

Given the fact P1 has just started, we thought it would be the ideal time to look back at the last brain child of Tom Bellingham. In a world dominated by motorsports and the intense competition of Formula One racing, there emerged a new force that would change the way fans interacted with their favorite sport. It was a website unlike any other, a platform that combined the passion and excitement of motorsports with the humor and irreverence of the internet. It was WTF1, and it quickly rose to become the premier destination for all things F1.

WTF1 was founded in 2012 by a group of motorsports enthusiasts who were frustrated with the lack of entertaining content surrounding the sport they loved. They sought to create a platform that would bring the lighter side of F1 to fans, and in doing so, they changed the way the world consumed motorsports content.


WTF1 quickly gained a massive following, thanks to its unique blend of technical analysis, satire, and outright absurdity. Its articles and videos blended humor, pop culture references, and the latest developments in the sport to create content that was both informative and entertaining.

As WTF1 grew in popularity, it attracted the attention of some of the biggest names in the motorsports world. With its growing influence, WTF1 soon became a staple of the F1 community, offering fans a fresh and exciting take on the sport they loved. In 2016 the outlet was sold to Car Throttle for an undisclosed amount, and then was once again sold to The Race Media in 2020.

However, WTF1’s journey was not without its challenges. As the website gained more traction, it faced fierce opposition from traditional motorsports media outlets and purists who saw its irreverent style as a threat to the sport’s image. But WTF1 refused to be silenced, and instead, doubled down on its commitment to delivering entertaining and thought-provoking content to its fans.

Today, WTF1 stands as a titan in the world of motorsports media, offering fans a window into the world of F1 and other motorsports like never before. With its innovative and boundary-pushing content, WTF1 has not only transformed the way fans interact with motorsports, but it has become a cultural icon in its own right.

From its humble beginnings to its rise as the leader in motorsports content, WTF1’s story is one of passion, perseverance, and unrivalled talent. It is a testament to the power of creativity and the unwavering commitment of a small group of enthusiasts who set out to change the world of motorsports forever.