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 Weezer, Groove Armada, Becky Hill, Guy Berryman (Coldplay), You Me At Six,Oliver Heldens, U2 and AC/DC, among the artists who have got involved with the playlist curation in 2020.
With a memorable 2020 season coming to a close in Abu Dhabi, it’s the turn of superstar DJ and producer Martin Garrix to get his hands on the playlist.
The Dutch international dance music icon stays true to his roots with a takeover packed with a host of club dancefloor-ready tunes. The 24-year old has spent 2020 collaborating with a variety of artists, with five of those collaborations with Bonn, John Martin, Clinton Kane, Dean Lewis and his latest single ‘Fire’, with Elderbrook, on his playlist takeover.
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. Ferrari’s star Charles Leclerc love of indie and pop shone through on his playlist of 12 songs, with anthemic tracks from Vampire Weekend, Coldplay and more featured on his playlist.
Ahead of his home grand prix in Russia, Scuderia AlphaTauri driver Daniil Kvyatt adds his own flavour to F1 Tracks with a playlist brimming with a little bit of everything from spliced in. His love of music from 80’s is evident with classic tracks from Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crue, ZZ Top, Dire Straits, Bruce Springsteen and ABBA spread throughout the 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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