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Red Bull GRC’s 2017 TV schedule on NBC, NBCSN released

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On the heels of its schedule release last week, here’s the TV schedule for Red Bull Global Rallycross in 2017, for both the Supercars and GRC Lites divisions.

The release with full details is linked below:

For the fourth consecutive year, NBC Sports will provide comprehensive Red Bull Global Rallycross coverage on NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app.

NBC and NBCSN will combine to produce more than 20 telecasts of the Red Bull GRC Supercar and GRC Lites series, and all events will be live streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs.

“This year’s Red Bull GRC telecast schedule on NBC and NBCSN will feature more racing action and original content than ever before, with over 24 hours of coverage between Supercar and GRC Lites action,” said Red Bull GRC CEO, Colin Dyne. “NBC Sports remains one of our most valued partners, and we look forward to working together again to deliver another great year of racing in 2017.”

“Red Bull Global Rallycross offers a unique brand of racing that viewers connect with,” said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports and NBCSN. “The pace of GRC races combined with the skill of these drivers makes for riveting competition every time the cars hit the track.”

Expanded heat coverage will enable fans to follow their favorite drivers from the preliminary rounds all the way to the final through in-depth storylines and additional content on NBCSN companion shows and re-airs of each event.

The 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross television schedule is as follows:

SUPERCAR TELECAST SCHEDULE

Round Location Event Air Date Time (ET) Network
1 Memphis, Tenn. Qualifying April 29 12 a.m. NBCSN
Finals April 30 1 p.m. NBC
2 Louisville, Ky. Finals May 21 1 p.m. NBC
3 Thompson, Conn. Finals June 3 5 p.m. NBC
4 Finals June 4 5 p.m. NBC
5 Canada Finals June 17 10 p.m. NBCSN
6 Finals June 18 4 p.m. NBC
7 Indianapolis, Ind. Qualifying July 8 1:30 p.m. NBCSN
Finals July 9 8 p.m. NBCSN
8 Atlantic City, N.J. Finals August 12 5 p.m. NBC
9 Finals August 13 4:30 p.m. NBC
10 Seattle, Wash. Finals September 9 4:30 p.m. NBC
11 Finals September 10 4:30 p.m. NBC
12 Los Angeles, Calif. Qualifying October 13 3 p.m. NBCSN
Finals October 14 4:30 p.m. NBC

GRC LITES TELECAST SCHEDULE

Round Location Event Air Date Time (ET) Network
1 Memphis, Tenn. Finals May 2 5 p.m. NBCSN
2 Louisville, Ky. Finals May 24 5 p.m. NBCSN
3/4 Thompson, Conn. Finals June 7 5 p.m. NBCSN
5/6 Canada Finals June 21 5 p.m. NBCSN
7 Indianapolis, Ind. Finals July 12 5 p.m. NBCSN
8/9 Atlantic City, N.J. Finals August 23 5 p.m. NBCSN
10/11 Seattle, Wash. Finals September 13 5 p.m. NBCSN
12 Los Angeles, Calif. Finals October 18 5 p.m. NBCSN

Further announcements about the 2017 Red Bull GRC season will be shared at the official series website, redbullglobalrallycross.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @GRCseries.

F1 2017 driver review: Lance Stroll

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Team: Williams

Car No.: 18
Races: 20
Wins: 0
Podiums: 1
Best Finish: P3 (Azerbaijan)
Pole Positions: 0
Fastest Laps: 0
Points: 40
Championship Position: 13th

Lance Stroll’s arrival in Formula 1 at the start of the 2017 was a far from smooth one despite a significant private testing program being undertaken in the months leading up to his grand prix debut.

Even with older hand Felipe Massa at Williams, Stroll looked uneasy behind the wheel of the FW40 car through the opening run of races as he failed to reach the checkered flag in any of his first three starts.

The Canadian was left deflated after his first decent effort in Bahrain was cut short after a clash with Carlos Sainz Jr., calling it his “rock bottom” moment – but things would turn around on home soil.

Stroll produced a stunning fight through the field to take an excellent P9 in Canada, proving his talent seen in Formula 3 the previous year and shushing many of his critics.

Better would follow two weeks later in Baku when Stroll became the youngest rookie in F1 history to score a podium, dodging a crazy race to finish third. It would have been second had he not lost a drag race against Valtteri Bottas to the line.

Stroll’s form then fluctuated greatly. He was sublime on occasion, the best examples being Monza, when he started a remarkable P2 on the grid and ended as the top midfielder in P7, or Mexico where he took a brilliant sixth.

But there were too many weekends he was a little anonymous. Sure, Williams didn’t have the best car this year, but perhaps a little better was expected from Stroll.

2018 will be an even bigger challenge as he looks to the lead the team when a new teammate arrives – and at only 19, it is a lot to handle. Nevertheless, there are positive signs to be found; you just need to look for them a little.

Season High: Taking a shock podium in Baku after dodging chaos in front.

Season Low: A poor opening two races in Australia and China.