Formula One to be on U. S. radio in 2002

U.S. Formula One Radio Network begins March 2002 Racing fans will soon have a reason to celebrate. The largest and most prestigious auto racing series in the world, the Formula One World Championship consisting of 17 race events, will soon be ...

U.S. Formula One Radio Network begins March 2002

Racing fans will soon have a reason to celebrate. The largest and most prestigious auto racing series in the world, the Formula One World Championship consisting of 17 race events, will soon be heard on American radio beginning March 2002. Formula One already has a global audience of billions. Soon, the United States will join the ranks of international motor sports fans hooked on its fast-paced, heart-pounding action.

Emerson Fittipaldi (Formula One World Champion and Indy 500 winner) said: "Formula One is a spectacle like no other....The cars, the people, and the technology have made Formula One the largest and most successful motor sport championship in the history of the sport."

The 17 race events will be anchored from racing venues around the globe. Direct from each race event, listeners will experience every exciting moment of play-by-play coverage. Formula One attracts world-famous race teams such as Ferrari, BMW-Williams, Jaguar, Toyota, McLaren-Mercedes, and Jordan-Honda. Some of the world-class drivers include: Michael Schumacher (reigning World Championship winner), Jacques Villeneuve (past World Champion, CART Champion and Indy 500 winner) and Juan Montoya (past CART Champion and Indy 500 winner). The race events heard on the U.S. Formula One Radio Network promise to deliver a powerful punch for radio listeners.

The U.S. Formula One Radio Network holds exclusive radio broadcast rights to the U.S. Grand Prix, the Canadian Grand Prix, the Monaco Grand Prix and 14 other race events throughout Europe, Asia, South America and Australia held between March-October. Complete play-by-play coverage and racing updates will be produced by veteran F1 broadcasters at Pole Position Reports. Pole Position Reports has been highly successful in developing F1 radio in Europe in recent years and will now apply their experience of this dynamic sport to the U.S. market. Delivered to stations via satellite as well as MP3 audio, the broadcasts of each race will comprise reports on each Friday and Saturday following practice and qualifying, a live 2-hour show covering the race from flag to flag, and post-race reports for broadcast on Sunday evening and Monday morning following each race.

Syndication of the U.S. Formula One Radio Network will be handled by Chicago-based Creative Broadcast Consulting. Chris J. Witting, CEO of Creative Broadcast, said: "We are thrilled to be associated with the most famous auto racing series in the world. Formula One will bring American radio listeners the ultimate in excitement, glamour, and high-speed thrills."

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Series Automotive , Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Jacques Villeneuve , Emerson Fittipaldi
Teams Williams