The thing about Formula 1 is that it engenders passion. For the cars, the drivers, the sport. So much so that we have here a developer called 'schumi1331' (hmm....), but not to fear because his labour of love is this freeware application that rounds up most of the essential stuff you need to know if you're an F1 fan. And yes, if you saw this title last year and dismissed it, don't worry, because this is a swanky new version of the idea, implemented in Qt. Screens and link below, just in time for you to get up to speed for the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend.
Here then is a run through of F1uptodate, which, judging from its language support, is as international as the sport itself:
Picking a language to use and (right) a fairly heart warming introductory letter from the developer (don't worry, this is only shown once)
The main menu within F1uptodate, complete with countdown to the next event (and its sub-event, in this case third practice - this can be customised); (right) general settings, applying to the comments page (below) and 'live'/scheduled features
There are comprehensive (current) driver and team databases, all linked up with photos and (handily) direct links to each driver or team's Twitter account. Provided you're signed into the big 'T' on the web, you can also follow them from here, of course.
Here's a corresponding entry in the team database, all up to date, of course (F1uptodate hooks into numerous online APIs); (right) the F1 calendar, showing the current Grand Prix weekend in yellow.
Digging into the Calendar shows a circuit overview and GMT timings for all the sessions; (right) the 'Live' section includes comments from Twitter on the track action - curiously, the 'Standings' pane remained blank, possibly due to failure in one of the feeds used.
Finally, there are the all important current results and standings, for teams and drivers, all here in glorious AMOLED-friendly white-on-black. Superb stuff.