Derek Daly To Lead Speedvision F1 Coverage

DEREK DALY WILL LEAD FORMULA ONE TELECASTS FOR SPEEDVISION Noblesville, IN (March 26, 1998) Derek Daly and Speedvision announced today that the former Formula One and Indy car driver has signed a three-year contract with the 24-hour cable ...

DEREK DALY WILL LEAD FORMULA ONE TELECASTS FOR SPEEDVISION

Noblesville, IN (March 26, 1998) Derek Daly and Speedvision announced today that the former Formula One and Indy car driver has signed a three-year contract with the 24-hour cable network dedicated to automotive, marine and aviation enthusiasts. The primary focus of the agreement is the coverage of the FIA Formula One World Championship and teams Daly, doing the play-by-play, with analysts David Hobbs and Sam Posey. He will begin his duties this weekend during the Grand Prix of Brazil, the second round of sixteen in the preeminent worldwide racing series. Speedvision, which debuted in late 1995 and currently has over 14 million subscribers, holds the exclusive live U.S. broadcasting rights to all Formula One qualifying and races in 1998.

"I think what has attracted me from day one to Speedvision is their absolute commitment to motorsports, as well as the loyalty of their people," commented Daly, who spent five seasons in Formula One before coming to Indy cars in 1982. "This is a great opportunity for everyone involved. Television is such a powerful tool and I believe we can contribute to the growth and popularity of Formula One in the United States."

"Derek is a pivotal part of our broadcasting team," said Jeff Hallas, Director of Production for Speedvision. "Derek's past F1 experience, overall racing knowledge and absolute enthusiasm makes him an invaluable asset to our audience. We are extremely proud to have him anchoring our Formula One coverage."

In addition to his duties on the Formula One broadcasts, Daly will also continue his work with the IRL and Trans Am series, as well as unprecedented live coverage of the world famous 24 Hours of LeMans race in June. Daly started in television with ESPN in 1985, working on their Indy car and F1 coverage until 1996 when he joined Speedvision. He also currently works with TNN, WISH-TV Indianapolis and KTNV-TV Las Vegas. Along with his broadcasting duties, Daly is the owner of SpeedCentre Racing School at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

* Formula One Live Broadcast Schedule For Brazil (All Times Eastern)

March 28                Qualifying                11:00AM
March 29                Race                        10:30AM        

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Series General
Drivers David Hobbs , Derek Daly
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