The official Formula 1 website has been updated with an all-new responsive design, giving the same level of access to desktop, tablet and mobile users.
Formula One Management has been promising a redesigned website for years now, but the time has finally come with a beta version going live on Monday.
The website now has an ‘F1 Access’ area which gives paying subscribers additional content ranging from HD race highlights to driver interviews and select historical footage to improved live race data.
At present, users in the United Kingdom can pay an annual £19.99 fee or pay a monthly fee of £1.99 for access. Prices differ in various countries, with fans from the United States being charged far more at $12.99 a month or $129.99 yearly. [Note, this might be an early beta error.]
The website doesn’t offer live streaming as some had hoped. It seems broadcasting contracts are still holding FOM back in the development of this area.
Basic race data will still be offered free of charge, with subscribers getting a much more immersive experience, allowing them to directly compare two drivers as well as much more.
Update: The beta version has now been taken down in what appears to be an error. But a full launch is expected soon according to F1’s official Twitter account.