NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) will offer its subscribers live coverage of this weekend's anticipated 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, the first FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP race to be run in the United States since 2007.
The 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX will take place this Sunday, November 18, at the new Circuit of the Americas road course in Austin, Texas. SiriusXM's broadcast will begin at 2:00 pm ET/ 1:00 pm CT on Sirius channel 92 and XM channel 208 and will feature turn by turn coverage from start to finish, plus pre- and post-race commentary.Subscribers with SiriusXM Internet Radio access can also listen to the race broadcast on the SportsZone channel on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices and online at SiriusXM.com. Going into the 2012 FORMULA 1 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 in the sport. 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," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "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." SiriusXM airs every 2012 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP race live, offering comprehensive coverage of the sport to listeners nationwide. Listeners get access to the BBC Radio 5 Live broadcast of the events featuring commentators James Allen, former Toro Rosso driver Jaime Alguersuari and Jennie Gow. 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).