Weather apps are probably the most used apps on mobile devices. Almost all of them are handy and some are designed really well. However, there is one weather app that stands out among the crowd.
Racing Elements is a unique, F1 racing-themed weather app that features over 60 years of stunning Grand Prix racing photography by legendary motorsport photographers Paul-Henri Cahier and his late father Bernard Cahier, both celebrated masters of their field and whose work have been exhibited all over the world.
Instead of the typical visuals of sun or rain to depict weather conditions, you get these high quality F1 racing images to go with your forecast. So if the sky is clear, you might randomly get an image of Fernando Alonso hopping his Ferrari over the curb at Suzuka, or another of Phil Hill strong-arming his McLaren at Monaco in 1960 if you have a scattered clouds forecast. It’s fabulous!
You can tap to read the backstory on each photo with commentary from the photographer, there’s a live-feed of tweets for all things Formula 1, and it has a screen that displays the Grand Prix Schedule, which of course includes forecasts for race weekends.
The best part is, Racing Elements is free to download. You have the option to unlock some photo sets using à la carte pricing or a single price to unlock the full set. It’s a gorgeous app and a fine example of highly detailed, great design I love.
I recommend it.