The world’s most prestigious motor racing competition has had a rich association with music, from iconic songs that have provided the soundtrack to some of the most memorable races in history, to artists who’ve entertained fans live at racetracks across the globe in recent years.
Now that relationship is brought full circle with F1 Tracks, providing fans of the sport with the perfect soundtrack to accompany their race day, whether that’s from the comfort of their sofa or sat on Silverstone’s Hangar Straight.
Having been launched ahead of the 2019 British Grand Prix weekend in July 2019, the playlist has a massive hit with fans of the sport, with over 10,000 people following F1 Tracks on Spotify.
Its success across all streaming platforms has resulted in Formula 1 being named an official Apple Music Curator. Apple Curator status is only granted to the best playlist brands, with F1 placed on a pedestal alongside other global players including EA and Nike. You can find out more about F1‘s playlists on Apple Music by clicking here.
F1 Tracks is updated on a weekly basis, uniting both global superstars with the sounds of F1. Every Friday, international playlist picks will be filtered according to four key categories: Pace, Mechanical, Spirit & Fan. This unique set of principles will produce a bespoke and dynamic playlist for fans, which embodies F1 and is distinctive to other weekly streamed playlists.
Alongside the core playlist, a number of selected artists will also be curating bespoke playlists for the sport. The 2019 Formula 1 season saw Mabel get things underway with her unique playlist at the British Grand Prix, with Two Door Cinema Club, Hot Chip, The S.L.P., Gwen Stefani, Sigala, Feeder, Bring Me The Horizon, Weezer and Becky Hill among the artists who have got involved with the playlist curation.
Ahead of the first of two race weekends in Italy – the first being held in Monza – dance music legends Groove Armada follow the announcement of their first new record in ten years by adding their unique flavour to the takeover of the playlist.
After a spell back in the house underground, the duo of Andy Cato and Tom Findlay recently announced that brand new 11-track album Edge Of The Horizon will be released on October 2, with new single ‘Lover 4 Now’ also unveiled alongside details of their upcoming record.
Their most recent single is one of three tracks from the pair on the playlist, with previous single ‘Get Out On The Dancefloor’ and ‘Time & Space’ also featured. Their selections span across a wide range of genres from electronic music to classic rock and pop. They’ve also gone with tongue-in-cheek racing-themed selections such as ‘Drive My Car’ by The Beatles and ‘Bugatti’ by Tiga.
The natural progression of the curated F1 Tracks playlists has now seen some of the drivers get involved in sharing some of the music they love for everyone to listen to.
Racing Point driver Lance Stroll kicked things with a playlist brimming with rock songs from classics by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and The Rolling Stones to fresh new tunes like Weezer‘s latest single ‘Hero’ and the Broiler remix of ‘Shots’ by Imagine Dragons.
The latest star from the grid to put together their own is rising Ferrari star Charles Leclerc. The Monegasque driver’s love of indie and pop shines through on his playlist of 12 tracks, with anthemic tracks from Vampire Weekend, Coldplay and Hard-Fi featured on his playlist.
F1 Tracks is the first step into building a wider music offering for fans of the sport, which unites cultural passions with racing. Each Friday more tracks will be added the list engaging not just fans but other artists to upload new releases and reach a more diverse fan base.
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