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Ready for F1 season..There is a..very expensive..app for that
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Ready for F1 season..There is a..very expensive..app for that

With the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship due to get underway in Melbourne, Australia, this weekend F1 has launched its official timing app.

Written by Formula One partner Soft Pauer, offers live timing, tire data, race control messages, track positioning and more in real-time for the entire Grand Prix weekend, across Practice, Qualifying and the race itself. A lot of cool features but there is a price to pay for this richness. The price is a steep $28.99.

This however is a good news bad news story..that was the bad news..the good news is that there is a free app that doesn’t have the live features of the “full” app it does offer quite a bit:

F1 news notifications – throughout the year the App will alert you to all new F1 news as it is issued by Formula1.com. News can be pushed to your home screen so that you never miss an update or viewed in App, depending on your preference.
Session results – live from Race Control as they are issued; get all session results as soon as they are available.
Event counter & notifications – an event countdown shows the time to the next session and informs when a session is live. Optional notifications alert you to when sessions are approaching so you don’t miss them.
Race calendar – a full race calendar for the season so you can keep track of the championship as it heads around the globe.
Infobase – access a huge database of information on the sport, with all the latest driver, team and event news available throughout the season.

The “free” app can be upgraded “in app” to the full version and a pop-up reminds you of that fact every time you try to select a premium feature. While it may be expensive I can see how a real F1 afficiando could get a lot of pleasure out of this very richly featured app..the ability to follow the races live from anywhere on your mobile advice is quite something.

F1 2012 Timing app is available for free for iOS devices at the App Store and at Google Play for Android devices. F1 2012 Timing App CP is $28.99 at the appropriate App Store or as an “in App” upgrade of the “Lite” version.

 

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

2 Comments
  • Bob Welch via Facebook

    Gave your website a plug… while pointing out this tech end to the start of the F1 season on my sports and rock show on WDEV in Waterbury, VT tonight. What will they think of next? You’ll likely have the scoop.

    March 15, 2012 at 12:02 am Reply
  • Bob Benedetti via Facebook

    Thanks Bob

    March 15, 2012 at 12:14 am Reply

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