F1 on the radio in the United States

FORMULA 1 will be given massive radio coverage in the United States next year with plans for a syndicated live two-hour broadcast from every Grand Prix starting in Melbourne in March.

The rights to radio in the United States have been sold by F1 commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone to Andrew Craig, formerly the chief executive of CART, and he is aiming to target the estimated five to six million Americans who say are estimated to be passionately interested in Formula 1. Ecclestone is also working to sell the TV rights in the United States of America and is hoping that a deal will be possible with one of the big networks.

If all goes to plan the F1 Radio Network will be syndicated to 300 local stations across the United States.

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