NBC will present four races, CNBC will broadcast three and NBCSN will air the remaining 12 races. CNBC will also live broadcast eight qualifying sessions, while NBCSN will air 11. All practices will be presented on NBCSN. Additionally, every race can be viewed live on your desktop and mobile device via NBC Sports Live Extra and the NBC Sports Live Extra app.
NBC Sports Group’s Formula One full announce booth returns for a second season, with lead race announcer Leigh Diffey providing live play-by-play commentary. Diffey is joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst Steve Matchett, a former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team. Rounding out the broadcast team is F1 insider Will Buxton, who will provide live reports on-site in Australia and at all 19 F1 races this season.
The four live NBC races begin with the Monaco Grand Prix on May 25 at 7:30 a.m. ET, followed by the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, June 8 at 2 p.m. ET. NBC’s F1 coverage continues with the United States Grand Prix (Austin) on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. ET, and concludes with the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. ET. NBC Sports Group’s announce team of Diffey, Hobbs, Matchett, and Buxton will be on-site to call the action from Monaco, Montreal (Canada) and Austin (U.S.).
Due to scheduling conflicts, live coverage of the Great Britain, German and Hungarian Grands Prix will air on CNBC, NBCUniversal’s fully-distributed business channel.
The full release on the F1 schedule can be found on the NBC Sports Group Press Box website.
Schedule by Grand Prix:
|Grand Prix||Practice 2 (ALL on NBCSN)||Qualifying (11 NBCSN, 8 CNBC; Specifics TBD)||Race (Channel Listed)|
|Australian||P1: 3/13, 9:30 p.m.P2: 3/14, 1:30 a.m.||March 152:00 a.m.||March 161:30 a.m., NBCSN|
|Malaysian||March 282:00 a.m.||March 294:00 a.m.||March 303:30 a.m., NBCSN|
|Bahrain||April 411:00 a.m.||April 511:00 a.m.||April 610:30 a.m., NBCSN|
|Chinese||April 182:00 a.m.||April 192:00 a.m.||April 202:30 a.m., NBCSN|
|Spanish||May 98:00 a.m.||May 108:00 a.m.||May 117:30 a.m., NBCSN|
|Monaco||May 22 (Thurs.)8:00 a.m.||May 248:00 a.m.||May 257:30 a.m., NBC*|
|Canadian||June 62:00 p.m.||June 71:00 p.m.||June 82:00 p.m., NBC*|
|Austrian||June 208:00 a.m.||June 218:00 a.m.||June 227:30 a.m., NBCSN|
|British||July 49:00 a.m.||July 58:00 a.m.||July 67:30 a.m., CNBC|
|German||July 18 (SDD)2:30 p.m.||July 198:00 a.m.||July 207:30 a.m., CNBC|
|Hungarian||July 25 (SDD)11:30 a.m.||July 268:00 a.m.||July 277:30 a.m., CNBC|
|Belgian||August 228:00 a.m.||August 238:00 a.m.||August 247:30 a.m., NBCSN|
|Italian||September 58:00 a.m.||September 68:00 a.m.||September 77:30 a.m., NBCSN|
|Singapore||September 199:30 a.m.||September 209:00 a.m.||September 217:30 a.m., NBCSN|
|Japanese||October 31:00 a.m.||October 41:00 a.m.||October 51:30 a.m., NBCSN|
|Russian||October 106:00 a.m.||October 117:00 a.m.||October 126:30 a.m., NBCSN|
|United States||October 311:00 p.m.||November 11:00 p.m.||November 22:00 p.m., NBC*|
|Brazilian||November 711:00 a.m.||November 811:00 a.m.||November 91:00 p.m., NBC|
|Abu Dhabi||November 218:00 a.m.||November 228:00 a.m.||November 237:30 a.m., NBCSN|
All Times ET
Schedule Subject to Change
(SDD) Same Day Delay
*Entire broadcast team on site