LAUNCH Of app for updates on Formula One events

I t's Grand Prix season again, and BlackBerry, in collaboration with Formula One, presents the F1 app for Playbook and BlackBerry smartphones. The app — 2011 — promises to stream real-time data directly from Formula One Management's Technical Centre at the racetrack.

It's said to display the same information supplied to the teams, and also give everything from championship standings and timetables to calendars and circuit data.

The app, valid through the F1 season, includes live commentary, top stories, stats, news and more.

The app will send push notifications and keeps one updated even when the app is closed. For details, visit BlackBerry app world.