Ahead of the British Grand Prix this weekend, the F1 companion experience on Sky Sports for iPad now includes split-screen, allowing users to watch the action simultaneously from two different camera angles.
Viewers can choose from several different live video feeds on the app, including a driver's camera; giving a broader experience while watching F1 coverage on the Sky Sports F1 channel or the BBC.
David Gibbs, the director of Sky Sports Digital Media, said that the Sky Sports for iPad app has already racked up more than half a million downloads since it was updated earlier in the year.
Alongside Formula One, Gibbs said that the split-screen experience would be introduced to other sports later in the year.
He said: "The update to the Formula 1 companion experience will allow customers to get even more out of our Formula 1 coverage through innovative split-screen technology, which we also plan to introduce as part of our companion app experience for other sports including football and golf later this year."
Other new features on the app include integration of the Sky TV guide, giving the ability to review the next three programmes on a particular channel and set reminders on the device.
In addition, the app now supports Remote Record, meaning Sky customers can set recordings on their Sky+ box using the service.
There are also new bespoke team pages for cricket, both county and international, as well as the option to select preferred teams in a favourite section.
The updated Sky Sports for iPad app is available for free to Sky subscribers from the App Store. Non-Sky customers can sign up to the app on a standalone basis for £4.99 per month through in-app purchasing.
Yesterday, it was announced that Sky's forthcoming NOW TV internet television streaming service will launch on YouView, despite the satellite broadcaster previously opposing the BBC-backed Freeview service.