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SiriusXM Canada to Broadcast All 2012 F1 Events Live

SiriusXM Canada will air every Formula One™ race live on Sirius channel 94 and XM channel 208

Sebastian Vettel Photo by Ramesh BayneySiriusXM Canada, the county’s leading audio entertainment company, announced today that it will broadcast every 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship™ race live, offering comprehensive coverage of the sport to Sirius Canada and XM Canada listeners nationwide.

SiriusXM Canada’s 2012 coverage begins with this week’s season-opening event, the 2012 FORMULA 1 QANTAS AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX in Melbourne, which will air Sunday, March 18 (2 a.m. EDT). Every race, all season long, will air live on Sirius channel 94 and XM channel 208, including the 2012 FORMULA 1 MONTREAL GRAND PRIX on Sunday, June 12 from Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal and the return of the UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX in Texas on Sunday, November 18. The FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX event returns to the series after its last run in 2007 and will take place for the first time at the custom built Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

In addition to live coverage of each race, SiriusXM Canada offers multiple replays, giving listeners several opportunities to hear every event. The 2012 FORMULA 1 QANTAS AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX will be rebroadcast Sunday, March 18 (9 a.m. EDT) and Saturday, March 24 (8 a.m. EDT) on Sirius channel 94 and XM channel 208.

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).

This season’s field of drivers features six world champions who account for 14 titles between them.  Reigning champion Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull are seeking their third consecutive drivers’ championship and constructor’s championship. Joining them in the grid will be seven-time champion Michael Schumacher (Mercedes), Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), who is seeking his third title, and past champions Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), Jenson Button (McLaren) and Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus).

For more information and a schedule of upcoming Formula 1™ races on SiriusXM Canada Sirius Canada subscribers can visit www.sirius.ca/f1 and XM Canada subscribers can visit www.xmradio.ca/f1

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