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Should you somehow be unfamiliar with Formula One racing, the sport is extremely popular with some of the fastest circuit cars in the world. Keeping on top of coverage throughout the season can prove to be rather troublesome, should you not be connected to a viable source. This is where the official ESPNF1 ( Windows Phone app comes into play. Overtake the break to see what the app is all about.

Delivering content in English, Portuguese and Spanish, the ESPNF1 app offers not only news, standings and driver positioning during live races, but also detailed information about the collection of competing teams, drivers and circuits. There's a lot of content to get through during the season, but using your Windows Phone while on the move could prove to be the most efficient way.

When firing up the app for the first time and using it to get your through the F1 season, there's a prominent count down clock on the home page, which counts down until the start of the next race. As we're talking about a Windows Phone app, there's an intuitive UI making it almost painless to access key content areas within the app itself. 


If you're interested in the circuits themselves, there's the ability to select a race to view further information on that particular location. Details include a profile of each track alongside the usual historical background. Finally, what would a F1 solution be without a means to check out upcoming races and view exclusive news? The ESPNF1 app can do both, ensuring you're in the loop when it comes to racing.

It's a solid app and one worth downloading should you find yourself following the action. Head on over to the Windows Phone Store to download ESPNF1 for free. Are you a Formula 1 fan? Let us know your thoughts on the ESPN app in the comments.





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_Haitian says:

This makes me happy :)

cddigi says:

Alright! Just need to remember I have this in 2.5 months when the season starts.

Edit: Just installed and first this I see is the countdown. Just 70 more days! I like this app, nice and clean and displays start times in your local time.

RyanAMG says:

It will be a long 70 day. Michael is also in my thoughts and prayers.

Durishin says:

Yep. Pray for Michael!

WPCrook says:

Indeed, I hope he recovers fully soon!

More official apps! :D

WPCrook says:

An official app announcement always makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. :)

falcon304 says:

Man, this seems pretty terrible. I guess Windows Phone will never have a great F1 app.

R0bR says:

There is the official Formula 1 app, not in the store now because the season is over but should be there before this season starts.

thirdday2002 says:

ESPN: Now please bring us the WatchESPN app, please.

Yes, and make the Scorecenter app worth using... or make it the Sportscenter app and bring WP inline with the apps they offer on other mobile platforms.

etad putta says:

Agreed, the fact we don't have this app sucks bigtime.

TheJoester09 says:

Yes, this x100000! This and an official Starbucks app are the only things I'm waiting for!

eortizr says:

Dont count on Starbucks to make an app for WP8, they are Apple lovers, even the android version is not as good as the IOS version.

abond32 says:

It crashes on my 1520 when i choose preferences

shamrock1988 says:

Works on the 920. Don't worry, only setting is language

k0de says:

Tell that to the dev's I'm sure they will fix it. Try About ---> Submit Feedback.

Carlos RJ says:

Where's my ESPN endless runner? :v

App is pretty good for news and race info, but the font is really small and you can't increase the size. Would like a dark theme as well.

sri_tech says:

Content is good but the design, fonts and rest are terrible.

as147 says:

Complete agree and I would add it is not very metro I.e. Menus are unorthodox and there is no live tile support

henilp89 says:

it was about TIME! waited forever for this one! 

biancotigre says:

Man, there is official F1 app " Timing 13' CP " from Soft Pauer !

AlwaysHedged says:

Clearly, the best.  In this case you truly get what you pay for.  I've been an F1 fan since the late '60s.

k0de says:

Wow nice app. I love the unique UI just going to enjoy watching this app evolve.

biancotigre says:

Crash on my 1520 :(

Sarang68 says:

Same here. Open any article & it brings me back to start screen. Seems to be a 1520 specific only.:|

k0de says:

Yes it look like it is. If you can go to
About ---> Submit Feedback. Hopefully it is a quick fix.

Sarang68 says:

No use. It happens on that also.

k0de says:

Okey I'll submit that 1520 users are having problems.

Sarang68 says:

Thank you.I can wait,no problem. But I am from India. Cannot call an international number. Way too expensive

k0de says:

Ok I submitted the report for the 1520 users to the dev's. Hopefully it is a quick fix.

Sarang68 says:

Thank you. So gracious of you

MattLFC says:

The first sentence should be less PC and say... "Should you happen to live outside the jolly old USofA"!! I'm not a huge F1 fan, but you know it makes sense Rodders :D

RyanAMG says:

Do you think people in the US don't watch F1?

No, they don't. They don't even watch NASCAR anymore.

RyanAMG says:

All my friends watch F1. We even watch most of the races live.

MattLFC says:

It's only a joke, I'm sure you know what I mean. :D

l520user says:

Did u know there's a free version of doodle jump made by another developer

shamrock1988 says:

I like it. Nice app for the only motor sport i like. Thanks ESPN

I wish they'd bring the sportscenter app to windows phone so we could get scores, news, video and social media feeds in one place. The current ESPN app is due for a revamp. It has a hard limit on the amount of news, video and scores it loads

Awesome, looks great.
Pray for Schumi, all the best man!

bono5112 says:

Maybe they should fix the ESPN apps that are in the market now before releasing another, terrible apps

xyronaut says:

Great to see a decent F1 app. I'm hoping official MotoGP app would cone to WP ass well.

xaeryan says:

Yes it is, thanks.

Sarang68 says:

Everytime i tap on any article it goes back to my start screen. Anyone having this issue? I rebooted my 1520 & reinstalled the app. No joy.

Harsh Gaurav says:

Such improvement
Much Apps

gandhirushi says:

So glad to have an official ESPN Formula One app on windows phone!

jayruguitar says:

Great app! Blows F1 World Pro away!

Left me speechless ! Wonderful app ^_^

tbonenga says:

Wow I didn't know anyone watched F1 anymore. This must be outside the US. In the US F1 gets lower TV ratings that women's basketball and that's bad......

k0de says:

That's very true. But welcome to the "New World". I'm also in the US and it took me also a long time to realize that the Globe is alot bigger than the US. My 2 cents.
I think this is good. :-)

WP8dot89 says:

Great app! Hope they can have black background as a choice too. Great alternative F1 app beside the official app from formula that cost me RM20 to download

ruthietootie says:

Nice app. Interesting approach, like it so far.

nindobz says:

Not working properly in my 1520.:(

QilleRz says:

I used to love watching F1 when I was child but now not even more because doesn't have much time to spend on this racing event. Haha. Still it's always nice to see official app coming to windows phone ecosystem. :D

Kooosh says:

Font is too small and too light, with no way to change. Unusable. Try harder next time. 

Rick Smits says:

ESPN should hop on updating scorecenter to sportscenter.

k0de says:

Tell them how you feel with in the app go to Settings ---> Other ------ Send Feedback. Your opinion counts.

k0de says:

Cool; me too. Now we need everyone to do the same. Hopefully this works.

chatychetan says:

Is this app not available for WP7?

ruddevil says:

Combined with Live Timing app and we're good to go for the new season!

Goa_boy says:



Sorry for being offtopic here ;)

l520user says:

Damn only if i had a 1gb ram phone

WP95 says:

I want the new sports center app!

Jay Bennett says:

Need this on Windows 8 now to keep my girlfriend happy :)

Official F1 app is excellent, but far too expensive. Believe its to cost of the live data feed that pushes the price up?

AlwaysHedged says:

Compare that to the live feed you can rent at a race.    It's cheap.   Soft Pauer F1 Timing FTW!

venetasoft says:

Crash on 1520 when going to settings -> about

k0de says:

I submitted your issues to the dev's. Hopefully is a quick fix.

vk1971 says:

Dev should add font size and color adjustment options in the Settings.

Oh, and a link to the WP Store on the ESPNF1 site.


Rishicash says:

If this is an officially sanctioned F1 app then it should cost about $150. Hey, it ain't cheap being Bernie!

eortizr says:

Still no WatchESPN, is ridiculous, if ESPN just make WatchESPN available for WP8 the can get rid of all the other useless ESPN apps.   WatchESPN has been available for IOS and ANDROID for years.  Still no respect for WP8. 

Can't find it on the store anymore any clue why?