NBC Sports Group has released the air times for all 20 Grands Prix ahead of the 2017 season, with all races live on either NBC, NBCSN or CNBC.
Coverage begins with this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix; full times and details for the race at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit can be found here. The race coverage starts at midnight on March 26 with F1 Countdown, with lights out at 1 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
There’s nearly 200 hours of coverage throughout the year throughout the networks. With most races on NBCSN, the four traditional NBC races (Monaco, Canada, United States, Mexico) continue and the remaining three races will be on CNBC for their live first airing.
NBC Sports Group’s Formula One commentating team returns for a fifth consecutive season, with lead race announcer Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), veteran analyst and former driver David Hobbs, analyst Steve Matchett, a former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team, and F1 insider Will Buxton, who will provide live reports on-site for all 20 races this season.
This week’s coverage of the Australian Grand Prix will also include a season preview from veteran motorsports essayist Sam Posey, as he discusses the retirement of 2016 F1 champion Nico Rosberg, and the state of F1 without Bernie Ecclestone at the helm for the first time in 40 years.
Last season, NBCSN’s 2016 F1 coverage (14 races) averaged 429,000 viewers, up 3% vs. 2015 (418,000; 13 races), to rank as the best F1 season for a single cable network since 1995 (ESPN: 755,000 viewers). Viewership has more than doubled since the first season on NBCSN, up 107% vs. 2013. Click here for more information on last year’s record F1 viewership.
In addition, NBC Sports Group will present comprehensive coverage of practice and qualifying of all 20 races across its family of networks and NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Streaming coverage will also enhance race coverage with dedicated feeds, including:
- On-Board Feed – NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app’s channel for live on-board cameras;
- Pit Lane Feed – A dedicated channel on pit lane featuring all pit stops and team communication;
- Driver Tracker – real-time data showing where all 22 cars are on track.
|2017 FORMULA ONE SCHEDULE (all times ET)|
|Sun., March 26||Australian Grand Prix||12:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 9||Chinese Grand Prix||1:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 16||Bahrain Grand Prix||10:30 a.m.||CNBC|
|Sun., April 30||Russian Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 14||Spanish Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 28||Monaco Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBC|
|Sun., June 11||Canadian Grand Prix||2 p.m.||NBC|
|Sun., June 25||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||8:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 9||Austrian Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||CNBC|
|Sun., July 16||British Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||CNBC|
|Sun., July 30||Hungarian Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., August 27||Belgian Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., September 3||Italian Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., September 17||Singapore Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., October 1||Malaysian Grand Prix||2:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., October 8||Japanese Grand Prix||12:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., October 22||United States Grand Prix||3 p.m.||NBC|
|Sun., October 29||Mexican Grand Prix||3 p.m.||NBC|
|Sun., November 12||Brazilian Grand Prix||10:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., November 26||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|