Sportal.co.uk is extending its offer of providing free Short Message Service text results for the remainder of the Formula One season. The service sees the results of F1 races, Saturday qualifying and Friday practice sent directly to mobile phones in a text format, immediately after the finish of the action. The SMS service is not network specific and works on most mobile phones with text capacity and does not require the use of WAP or other associated technologies.

‘Our F1 SMS messaging has proved enormously popular’, says Alex Schrempp, Head of Motorsports at Sportal. ‘So far over 20,000 people have signed up for the service and found it an invaluable medium for keeping up to date with the results as they happen.’

www.sportal.co.uk provides a complete on-line F1 service with exclusive driver interviews, news and race previews. Sportal F1 also includes ‘Virtual Circuit’, a detailed circuit preview from Giancarlo Fisichella and Alexander Wurz, produced in association with benettonf1.com. The virtual circuit is a real time, graphic lap of the forthcoming Grand Prix circuit, which shows car speeds, gearing and G-forces at each corner, with commentary from both Benetton drivers.

To receive Sportal’s free SMS service, simply log on to http://www.sportal.co.uk and click onto Formula One, where you will find a button entitled Free F1 SMS.

Sportal is an official sponsor of the Benetton F1 team and produces benettonf1.com, the official website of the Benetton F1 Racing Team.

For Further Information please contact:
Mark Thursfield at Sportal.
Tel: +44 (0) 207 350 4825
Email: mark.thursfield@sportal.net