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, Oliver Heldens and Weezer among the artists who have got involved with the playlist curation.
Ahead of the first of two race weekends at Silverstone, British pop sensation Becky Hill – gets her hands the playlist, adding 31 pulsating songs as part of her F1 Tracks playlist takeover.
The 26-year-old singer has over 1.5 billion combined streams and 18 million plus monthly listeners on Spotify after being crowned the second most-streamed British Female Artist on Spotify UK in 2019.
The playlist is topped by her most recent single ‘Heaven On My Mind’, with Sigala. It’s one of two collaborative tracks that Hill has worked on with the DJ that features on the playlist, with his 2019 smash hit ‘Wish You Well’ also featured.
Other tracks selected by Hill include collaborations with Meduza, Shift K3y, Tiësto and MK, along with other smash hit songs from Love Regenerator/Calvin Harris, Armand Van Helden, Celeste, Faithless and more.
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 Frenchman’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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