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  • Formula One driver Nico Rosberg to use BBM Channels for Q&A with fans (update)
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    Formula One driver Nico Rosberg to use BBM Channels for Q&A with fans (update)

    By 13 December 2013

    Update: Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, BlackBerry has had to postpone the Q&A with Nico Rosberg until the new year. There will be a new confirmed date in due time. Read the original story below... Formula One driver Nico Rosberg is to...

  • Officially licensed Formula One game hits iPad and iPhone: F1 Challenge
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    Officially licensed Formula One game hits iPad and iPhone: F1 Challenge

    By 10 October 2013

    Codemasters, the publisher behind the Formula One console games, including the recently release F1 2013, has released an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch app that captures the spirit of the motorsport, but makes use of the touch controls of Apple's devices....

  • Casio Edifice Infiniti Red Bull Racing 2013 watches pictures and hands-on
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    Casio Edifice Infiniti Red Bull Racing 2013 watches pictures and hands-on

    By 19 June 2013

    Just launched is the Casio Edifice 2013 range of Formula One-inspired watches. Combining F1-style design with Casio's best timepieces, the Edifice watches make a change from the company's usual digital display-centric looks. Casio Edifice has been working...

  • F1 tech: Lotus driver Romain Grosjean says steering wheel is most important kit
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    F1 tech: Lotus driver Romain Grosjean says steering wheel is most important kit

    By 26 April 2013

    Lotus is team of the moment right now in Formula One. The last race, the Bahrain Grand Prix, saw both Kimi Raikonnen and Romain Grosjean, the team's drivers, finish in podium positions - second and third respectively. Pocket-lint has been lucky enough...

  • Formula E, the electric Formula One, adds LA to its 2014 race calendar
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    Formula E, the electric Formula One, adds LA to its 2014 race calendar

    By 23 April 2013

    Formula E, the up and coming electric version of Formula One, has just added two new dates to its race diary. Both Los Angeles and Miami will play host to the 140 mph electric car races in 2014.  The new electric car racing, which is to host its first...

  • From F1 to football: TV star Jake Humphrey talks technology in sport, on screen and off
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    From F1 to football: TV star Jake Humphrey talks technology in sport, on screen and off

    By 22 April 2013

    Until this year, Jake Humphrey has been the BBC face of Formula One. But a combination of wanting to be in the UK more to see his baby daughter grow up and a lucrative contract to be the new host of BT's Premiership football coverage from next season,...

  • The tech of F1 2013
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    The tech of F1 2013

    By 8 February 2013

    This year Formula One is going to be different. Hamilton isn't racing for McLaren, Red Bull's car is two-tone purple and maybe, just maybe, Vettel won't win it. On 17 March, the engines of F1 will be fired up in Melbourne and off we go again. As always,...

  • Sky: F1 to be broadcast in 3D for first time at Circuit de Catalunya
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    Sky: F1 to be broadcast in 3D for first time at Circuit de Catalunya

    By 6 February 2013

    Almost a year after telling Pocket-lint that it hoped to broadcast some Formula One live coverage in 3D, Sky has announced that the third test from Circuit de Catalunya will be the first to get the three-dimensional treatment. Simultaneously broadcast...

  • New Lotus F1 steering wheel has Tweet button
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    New Lotus F1 steering wheel has Tweet button

    By 29 January 2013

    Kimi Raikkonen has a rather special steering wheel on his new 2013 Lotus F1 car. The wheel features things like a satnav button, a smile option and even a Jensen Button button.  Obviously put together as a bit of a prank by the Lotus F1 guys, the wheel...

  • F1 2012 review
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    F1 2012 review

    By 17 September 2012

    Every year Codemaster’s F1 games get better. If F1 2010 was the spark that started it all, then 2011 was definitely the vroom after the ignition. But with F1 2012 have we finally got moving? Or are we still doomed to a stall and an 8th place finish?...

  • APP OF THE DAY: ScoreMobile review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: ScoreMobile review (iPhone)

    By 24 May 2012

    Sports. There's a lot of 'em. Most people follow just one or two but then there are the true sports aficionados who need to know everything from baseball, football and Formula One. This is what ScoreMobile's app is for.  Or at least that is what it says...

  • Was video tech from Autonomy behind Nico Rosberg's China Grand Prix win?
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    Was video tech from Autonomy behind Nico Rosberg's China Grand Prix win?

    By 16 April 2012

    Formula One driver Nico Rosberg won his first Grand Prix in China on Sunday, after converting his pole position earned during qualifying into top spot on the podium after the race itself. It was a great day for him and the Mercedes GP Petronas team. It...

  • Best Formula One apps
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    Best Formula One apps

    By 17 March 2012

    The first qualifying session is about to start. Engines are revving up at 17,000 rpm, tyres are screeching and the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are prepping to make their mark on the sport. For those lucky enough to have it, then all this...

  • Heikki Kovalainen to wear Angry Birds helmet for F1 2012
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    Heikki Kovalainen to wear Angry Birds helmet for F1 2012

    By 15 March 2012

    Rovio has signed a deal with Formula One driver Heikki Kovalainen to spatter his helmet for the 2012 season with the Angry Birds logo and the red bird's features. Kovalainen, who drives for Caterham F1, is from the developer's home country of Finland,...

  • Sky understands why people are upset by F1 exclusives
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    Sky understands why people are upset by F1 exclusives

    By 9 March 2012

    Sky's dedicated Formula One channel goes live at 8pm tonight. It will be the first time that F1 has coverage seven days a week. But non-Sky subscribers will be left with just a selection of races to which the BBC has access - a controversial move for...

  • Sky F1 HD: The BBC came to us to save its Formula One rights
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    Sky F1 HD: The BBC came to us to save its Formula One rights

    By 20 February 2012

    Many Formula One fans were shocked when they heard that Sky was to become the major broadcaster for the motorsport's forthcoming season and beyond, bemoaning that the broadcaster and paid TV platform was nigh-on stealing the rights from terrestrial television....

  • Sky teases details of Sky Race Control F1 iPad app and interactive services
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    Sky teases details of Sky Race Control F1 iPad app and interactive services

    By 17 February 2012

    The Sky Sports F1 HD team has hinted at some of the features it hopes to include in its official Formula One iPad application, Sky Race Control. And the highlight so far is that it will allow viewers to watch the multiple live video streams on their tablet...

  • Year in review 2011: July
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    Year in review 2011: July

    By 29 December 2011

    It was the height of Summer and shorts-clad frisbee fans were frolicking throughout the country's parks. Us tech lovers however were confined to our rooms, busy reading through all the juicy announcements that were filling the airwaves in July.  Despite...

  • Sky Sports F1 HD channel detailed
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    Sky Sports F1 HD channel detailed

    By 25 November 2011

    The 2012 Formula One season may not start until March 2012, but that hasn’t stopped Sky detailing how it plans to cover the sport in the new year - in HD of course.   “SKY SPORTS will launch a dedicated channel for its new in-depth Formula 1 coverage,...

  • F1 2011 launch trailer has us revving with excitement
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    F1 2011 launch trailer has us revving with excitement

    By 20 September 2011

    Formula One fans are about to have a serious dose of excitement in the form of Codemasters' new F1 2011 game, which lands on 23 September.  In order to alleviate some of the anticipation-overload many racing fans are feeling, Codies has released an awesome...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #49
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #49

    By 1 August 2011

    Sky's controversial announcement about the Formula One broadcast rights takes centre stage this week, as two Lint F1 fans, Rik and (new to the podcast) Hunter join the mass debate (fnar) on whether a pay TV model is right for the sport. Meanwhile, Dan...

  • Sky to broadcast Formula 1 live from 2012
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    Sky to broadcast Formula 1 live from 2012

    By 29 July 2011

    BSkyB has won the right to broadcast Formula One races, plus qualifying and practice sessions live from 2012 to 2018. The deal has been struck in partnership with current F1 broadcaster The BBC, who will also still screen half of the season's races and...

  • Codemasters unleashes new F1 2011 pics and details
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    Codemasters unleashes new F1 2011 pics and details

    By 8 July 2011

    With the excitement of Silverstone less than a day away and Formula One fans preparing themselves for a busy weekend of racing, Codemasters has gone and thrown a heap of new F1 2011 pictures and details into the mix. Eurogamer is reporting that the new...

  • 2011 Formula 1 to be shown in HD
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    2011 Formula 1 to be shown in HD

    By 12 January 2011

    Formula One Management (FOM) has confirmed that all races for next season's championship will be shot in HD with the feed being provided to all providers. And the good news is that the BBC has confirmed that its coverage will be available to UK race-fans...

  • VIDEO: Lewis Hamilton offers a Christmas car-ol
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    VIDEO: Lewis Hamilton offers a Christmas car-ol

    By 24 December 2009

    Vodafone-sponsored Lewis Hamilton is offering a Christmas "car-ol" in this promo vid that uses the motor sport-themed audio for a special, clever take on a festive classic. If you don't mind being advertised at in the name of Christmas, then hit play...