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 the launch of the competition’s first ever playlist, 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.
F1 Tracks will be 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.
Global superstar Mabel got things underway with her unique playlist at the British Grand Prix, with Two Door Cinema Club, Hot Chip, The S.L.P., Gwen Stefani and Sigala among the artists to have curated their own playlists
Welsh rock icons Feeder are the latest artists to step up and put together their own playlist ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix. Their playlist boasts a whole host of guitar and riff driven tunes, from Queens of The Stone Age and Led Zeppelin to metal icons Black Sabbath and Metallica, along with their own track ‘Just A Day’, taken from the 2001 EP of the same name.
The race holds a particular place in heart of bassist Taka Hirose, who grew up near to the Suzuka International Racing Course.
In an interview with F1.com, Hirose said, “I remember that we went to the Suzuka amusement park next to the circuit two or three times – and of course we raced there in go-karts!
“Though Suzuka was more popular and well-known with motorbike races in the 80s, people were really excited that F1 decided to come back to Japan at Suzuka. Unfortunately I had moved out of my hometown by then and never had a chance to go back to Suzuka for an actual F1 race, but I’m still proud that F1 has a Grand Prix at Suzuka.”
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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