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ESPN Star Sports gears up for Australian Grand Prix - Sathish - 03-27-2009

MUMBAI: ESPN Star Sports is set to air Australian Grand Prix world championship 2009 across its television, online and mobile platforms from 28 March.

The channel will showcase F1 season across 23 Asian countries. It will also cover the F1 game on its website and on mobileESPN.

The channel will provide a total content of more than 310 hours including 17 qualifying sessions, other races like debut of Abu Dhabi grand prix, pre and post sports presentation, race day and chequered flag hosted by Paula Malai Ali and Steve Dawson.

The website will be featured with contents showing live race coverage, video content highlighting the qualifying races, analysis and previews, expert views on the sports and issues that will be solved by race commentators Steve Slater and Alex Yoong along with news and updates on the game.

ESPN has also introduced F1 fantasy online game for this season, where participants get a chance to become a team manager by scoring points and by creating their own fantasy F1 team from a budget of $80 million.

ESPN is in its 18th year of broadcasting the F1 season, after renewing its deal last year with F1 management.