By Demian Russian
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) will broadcast live coverage of this weekend’s highly-anticipated 2012 Formula One United States Grand Prix, the first FIA Formula One World Championship race to be held in the U.S. since 2007. Going into the 2012 Formula One United States Grand Prix, this season’s penultimate race, reigning champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing holds a close 10 point lead over Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, a two-time champion. Vettel has won four of the last five races and is pursuing his third consecutive drivers’ championship.
“This has been a tremendously exciting season for Formula 1 fans. Our listeners have been anticipating the return of the United States Grand Prix, and with two great champions in Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso battling it out down the stretch the race has become extremely significant. With SiriusXM’s coverage, race fans across North America can experience every moment of this event, as they can with every F1 race.”
– Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM Radio
The 2012 Formula One United States Grand Prix will be held this Sunday, November 18th at the new Circuit of the Americas road course in Austin, Texas. Sirius XM Radio’s live coverage will begin at 2:00 pm ET on Sirius Radio channel 92 and XM Radio channel 208, featuring turn-by-turn coverage from start to finish and pre- and post-race analysis and commentary.
SiriusXM Internet Radio subscribers will also have live racing coverage access online at SiriusXM.com, and via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices, on the SportsZone channel.
Sirius XM Radio broadcasts every 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship race live, offering comprehensive coverage of the sport to listeners nationwide. Sirius XM listeners will get access to the BBC Radio 5 live broadcast of all the action, featuring commentators Jennie Gow, James Allen and former Toro Rosso driver Jaime Alguersuari.
The FIA Formula One World Championship is the highest end of open wheeled motor racing. The 2012 racing 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 the car constructors.
For more information and a schedule of upcoming Formula One races on Sirius XM Radio, visit www.siriusxm.com/f1.
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