F1-Live's New Mobile Site

The 2009 Formula One season has gotten off to a surprising start with Jenson Button and the new Brawn team winning three of the first four races. An amazing turn around for Brawn, which is the ne’er-do-well Honda team with a new name and Mercedes engines. Also new this season is a major redesign of F1-Live.com‘s mobile web site at m.f1-live.com. F1-Live is part of theĀ  Montpelier, France based Racing-Live.com group, which was acquired last year by ESPN. The redesign … Continue reading

Revvs – Mobile Motorsports News Aggregator

m.Revvs.net is a new motorsports mobile web site which presents excepts (typically the first paragraph of a longer story) pulled from news sources around the world. Each story is illustrated with a 128x128px image. There’s a lot of news on this site, with around 60 news items appearing on the site at any time, probably more than any other mobile motorsports site. Revvs covers all areas of the sport with dedicated sections for F1, MotoGP and NASCAR and an “Other … Continue reading

MSNBC’s Hidden Mobile Gems

MSNBC, the cable TV news channel operated by Microsoft and NBC has a rather good mobile web site. There is no dedicated URL for the mobile site as far as I know, but if you go to MSNBC.com with almost any mobile browser, the site’s browser detection kicks in to serve mobile pages. It’s a typical multi section news portal much in the style of CNN’s and the BBC’s mobile sites. Unlike those two which use in house reporters extensively, … Continue reading


The NASCAR season is almost over but I just found these sites and wanted to share the discovery. NASCAR is the most popular US auto racing series. To European (and many American) motorsports fans it’s a bit weird. Billed as stock car racing, the cars are anything but stock. They look like typical US 2 door mid size cars from a distance but really consist of a handmade tubular chassis, with a full roll cage to protect the drivers, covered … Continue reading


Update: It looks like Vodafone has blocked access to this site for non-customers. Just in time for Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, I’ve discovered a great Formula One auto racing site, PLANET-F1. It’s an ‘exclusive’ on the Vodafone network, but fortunately it’s a public url so anyone can use it. Content is provided by a major F1 web site, PLANET-F1.com and for the WAP2 edition consists of the full text of the ten most recent stories from the News section of … Continue reading


The BBC generally does an outstanding job with their mobile web sites and the BBC’s F1 racing site WAP pages are no exception. With several original stories every day and live lap by lap coverage of both qualifying and races, the BBC site makes an excellent companion to Planet-F1 (see previous entry). The BBC doesn’t have a WAP2 (xhtml) edition yet, but they do have both WAP1 and PDA versions. The PDA version works well on just about any WAP2 … Continue reading