SIRIUS and XM listeners will hear every race starting with this Sunday's Australian Grand Prix
SIRIUS XM is the exclusive North American radio broadcaster of F1
NEW YORK -- March 26, 2009 -- SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it has expanded its coverage of Formula 1 auto racing and will broadcast every race from the 2009 F1 season live on both SIRIUS and XM. The races, which aired on SIRIUS last season, will now be available to SIRIUS and XM listeners nationwide.
The 2009 F1 schedule kicks off this weekend with the ING Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday, March 29 (1:00 am ET). SIRIUS XM will carry the race live in its entirety on SIRIUS channel 126 and XM channel 242. Last season's Australian race was won by McLaren-Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, the British phenom who went on to become, at 23, the youngest world champion in Formula 1 history with an impressive 2008 season that included five victories and five more podium finishes.
In addition to live coverage, SIRIUS XM will offer multiple replays of the races. Sunday's Australian Grand Prix will be rebroadcast Sunday, March 29 (7:00 am ET and 7:00 pm ET) and Monday, March 30 (7:00 am ET) on SIRIUS channel 126 and XM channel 242.
SIRIUS XM's coverage will also feature an exclusive F1 pre-race show hosted by veteran auto racing journalist Adam Cooper. The SIRIUS XM Formula 1 Pre-Race Show will lead in to every Grand Prix race, offering listeners the latest team news and information, a recap of qualifying results, driver interviews and an in-depth examination of that weekend's circuit.