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 and Bring Me The Horizon among the artists who got involved with the playlist curation.
Aussie rock trio DMA’s provided a varied soundtrack for what was supposed to be the opening weekend of the season – with the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne’s Albert Park on Sunday March 15 being cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Punk icons The Stooges featured alongside electronic artists The Chemical Brothers, Stardust and fellow Aussies Tame Impala and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. The playlist is topped by their latest single ‘Life Is a Game Of Changing’ taken from their forthcoming third album THE GLOW.
Unsurprisingly they’re big fans of fellow Aussie and Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo, with the trio telling F1.com that “The building excitement of the F1 crowd through practice and qualifying are very similar to busy music venues as the audience watch the support bands and grab a beer. You can feel the room grow with energy as the main show gets closer and closer!”
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.
Sport Playlists bring you the best sport music playlists, all in one place, easy to follow on sharable platforms. Listen now, and don’t forget to follow the Official F1 Tracks playlist on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music.