'Just Drive' for Sky Sports F1

Channel's title music is made public

Last Updated: 07/03/12 4:29pm

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Alistair Griffin's Just Drive has been confirmed as the title music for Sky Sports F1 HD and will feature on the brand new channel's opening titles.

The track has been re-recorded for Sky's much-anticipated dedicated F1 channel to include the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in addition to young singers from the Berkshire-based Rodolfus Choir and will be used as the channel's soundtrack for a 43-second opening sequence which features footage of 32 different Grands Prix from between 1950 and 2011.

Sky Sports F1 HD producer Martin Turner enthused: "The archived footage of Formula 1 is the most evocative of any sport. There have only ever been 32 World Champions and every one of them, a global sporting icon. Pictures of these heroes are some of the most compelling images in sporting history and we wanted to honour that history in our opening titles.

"The track adds to that sense of history and drama. The first time I heard Just Drive, I loved it and every time you hear it you love it more and more. It fits for both the modern and historic context of Formula 1 and I'm sure our viewers will like it."

For singer-songwriter Alistair, the use of Just Drive on a dedicated F1 channel is a natural fit: "F1 was the inspiration behind Just Drive and I always hoped it would strike a chord with fans of motorsport. To have Sky Sports F1 HD take Just Drive as its theme tune is absolutely amazing. There is a history of anthemic songs associated with F1 and I would love for Just Drive to become one of those songs."

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