F1 on Apple iPhone, iPad Live View
It’s a very cool app and one I’m happy to introduce it. The application was launched last year and was voted by Apple as one of the best 25 launches of the year 2009. It’s features include live timing and the ability to follow the race a used way using a 3D track map view. This has been improved this year so that it now centered on the driver you are following in the race, making it much easier to follow.
The official F1 live timing app, for which JA on F1 provides the live text commentary, has been updated for 2010 and is also available for the new ipad, which hit the shops in the USA this week and will be in the United Kingdom soon. It works well on the iPhone and iPad, I often follow races on it in the press office using the WLan connection, but it will be great on an Apple iPad, with the larger screen. I think it will changed the viewing habits of die hard F1 fans, giving them a much bigger picture of the race.
The 3D positional map makes it much simpler to understand what is happening in the race because you can see all the drivers on a regular basis and follow all the tales, whereas the TV feed canonly follow one story at a time. So for a race like Malaysia, for example, you can see the progress of Hamilton through the field much more clearly. It is also very useful to see how cars are positioned relative to each other around the time of pit stops. Download the App here.