NEW YORK, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) will broadcast every 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship™ race live, offering comprehensive coverage of the sport to listeners nationwide.
SiriusXM's 2012 coverage begins with this week's season-opening event, the 2012 FORMULA 1 QANTAS AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX in Melbourne, which will air Sunday, March 18 (2:00 am ET). Every race, all season long, will air live on Sirius channel 94 and XM channel 208, including the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX in Texas on November 18. This season marks the return of the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX event, which was last run in 2007. The race will be run for the first time at the custom built Circuit of the Americas in Austin.
In addition to live coverage of each race, SiriusXM offers multiple replays, giving listeners several opportunities to hear every event. The 2012 FORMULA 1 QANTAS AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX will be rebroadcast Sunday, March 18 (9:00 am ET) and Saturday, March 24 (8:00 am ET) on Sirius channel 94 and XM channel 208.
Subscribers who have SiriusXM Internet radio access can also listen to live Formula 1™ race broadcasts through their computers at www.siriusxm.com and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphone and wireless devices.
"This is shaping up to be an incredibly exciting season for Formula 1™," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "With one of the most talented fields in recent memory and the return of the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, racing fans around the country will be focused in on the sport from start to finish. With SiriusXM, those fans will have access to live turn-by-turn action of every race, as well as several race replays, giving them multiple chances to catch the excitement of these world class events."
The FIA Formula One World Championship™ is the highest end of open wheeled motor racing. The 2012 season runs from March through November and consists of 20 Grand Prix™ races run on road course tracks, as well as some closed city streets circuits. The results of each race are combined to determine two annual World Championships, one for drivers and one for constructors (teams).
This season's field of drivers features six world champions who account for 14 titles between them. Reigning champion Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull are seeking their third consecutive drivers' championship and constructor's championship. Joining them in the grid will be seven-time champion Michael Schumacher (Mercedes), Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), who is seeking his third title, and past champions Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), Jenson Button (McLaren) and Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus).
For more information and a schedule of upcoming Formula 1™ races on SiriusXM please visit www.siriusxm.com/f1.
SiriusXM has arrangements with every major automaker and its radio products are available for sale at shop.siriusxm.com as well as retail locations nationwide.
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