Keep up to date with all the tracks used on Channel 4’s coverage of the Formula One season by following and streaming the Channel 4 F1 Playlist on Spotify.
Music has played a key role in Channel 4’s F1 coverage, so to celebrate, we have brought together some of the network’s key songs from closers, montages and soundbeds across the season.
The playlist is headed up by Fleetwood Mac‘s ‘The Chain’, which has been associated with F1 since the late 1970s and soundtracks the programme’s opening titles. Over 60 artists have been featured in Channel 4’s coverage this season, including Queen, Foo Fighters, Calvin Harris, Paloma Faith, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Tinie Tempah, Kaiser Chiefs, Kings of Leon, George Ezra and many more.
Formula One (also Formula 1 or F1 and officially the FIA Formula One World Championship) is the highest class of single-seat auto racing that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).
The FIA Formula One World Championship has been the premier form of racing since the inaugural season in 1950, although other Formula One races were regularly held until 1983. The “formula”, designated in the name, refers to a set of rules, to which all participants’ cars must conform. The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix held worldwide on purpose-built F1 circuits and public roads.