The official Formula 1 app for Android has received a nice update this week ahead of the start of the 2017 championship in a few weeks time. The update brings a significantly improved UI to the app with bottom navigation buttons and a brighter overall look to the app. All of the content that you have had in past seasons is still there but there are a load of new notifications you can sign up for within the app, including the current pre-season testing that is going on in Barcelona.
The Formula 1 app is a subscription-based app. For free, you get live timing at each race, post-race interviews, video highlights and standings. The $2.99 per month subscription gets you access to all of that plus timing & scoring for all sessions (practice & qualifying), in-car audio, in-race commentary and full 3D maps that you can view the race in action.
As I put in my review of the 2016 version of the app, this year the app is still highly dependent on an Internet connection to get the full content. Given that a lot of
the content that is live, it is to be expected but be aware as you try the app out.
The live content and media from the app is going to be interesting to watch this season. The new ownership group of F1, Liberty, has already opened up the rules for teams to post more content via social networks like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. It could well be that we will see more on this app as the season progresses.