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What a start to the day, today! Twitter has been blowing up. Why, you may ask? It’s the new F1 widget update released by the Box Box app and we’re all here for it. Everyone seems to really be digging the sophisticatedly crafted widget screens for Apple. Wondering how to get yours? Here’s how.

The Box Box App is made specially to cater to F1 fans and is exclusively engineered by F1 fans. The app helps you use widgets that give you every racing update on your fingertips.


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You can add your favorite drivers to your lock screen. Anyone from Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, you name it! You can even have race stats and constructor positions on your very own home screen. The app is downloadable on Apple as well as Android phones.

However, the app rolled out a recent update on the 12th of September 2022, which is unfortunately a version that is solely compatible with Apple iOS 16. You can download it for the App Store or just hit the update button if you already have the app on your iPhone.


Since the rollout, Twitter all over the world has been losing its mind over these widgets. And we’d say for good reason.

One of the users couldn’t contain their excitement as they claimed “OH MY GOD THESE WIDGETS” @MercedesAMGF1 I’m going insane”


The app subsequently also announced a competition, wherein users must post their lock screens using said widgets and a hashtag- #BoxBox on Twitter and the best three would get a six-month free Pro subscription to their app, whilst, seven others would get a two-week Pro trial.

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And here is how the people reacted!

F1 Twitter Can’t Get Enough Of The New Update!

For the die-hard fans, the Twitter feed went bonkers! The app has gained tremendous traffic all over the world! It is also trending on the App Store.



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This update sure is wholesome but not accessible to Android users just yet. Although, If you’re an Apple user and an F1 fan, are you getting these?

Written by

Nida Chakraborty


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Nida Chakraborty is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. After completing her undergrad from St Xavier's College with a degree in Psychology, she had gone on to take up multiple journalistic ventures in Radio and Television. Not only has she been a producer for Fever 104 FM, one of India's leading FM radio stations, but she has also worked for MTV and Channel V.
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Ranvijay Singh