The BlackBerry-sponsored Mercedes AMG Petronas team will be hitting the pavement in Monte Carlo for the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday. I've never been a big fan of F1 before, but of course now that BlackBerry is sponsoring a team, how could I avoid it?

Also, the Monaco Grand Prix will be the first time an F1 race is broadcast live on network TV here in the US (NBC).

I'll be up bright and early on Sunday morning at 7:30a EDT to take in all the action. I've honestly never watched a live F1 race before so I'm sure it will be a great experience. Planning a bit ahead, I've already started loading up my devices with F1 goodies. 

First off, I obviously went for the F1 2013 Timing App CP. I know it rings in a bit high at $29.99, but from what I've heard if I want to be a real F1 fan then this app is where it's at. It gives real-time track positioning, live leader boards, live timing data and much more. So far it looks like money well spent. 

If you're not ready to drop $30 on an app, the free version provides some basic data that will keep casual fans happy as well. Though no live stuff to be obsessed with. 

F1 Connect 2013 is also a great app for keeping up on the latest F1 news. It packs a lot of info in a small package and for just $0.99 it's a great buy.

Also if you're a Twitter user, you can also follow both @BlackBerry and @MercedesAMGF1 for updates all weekend long. 

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