A busy week, and a busy month of April ahead for motorsports


With Easter Sunday now in the books and a couple series (FIA Formula E, Blancpain Sprint Series) kicking off the month, the action really intensifies for the remainder of the month.

Here’s what we have to look forward to for the rest of the month of April:

Formula 1

  • April 12, Chinese Grand Prix (LIVE 1:30 a.m. ET, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Qualifying Sat. April 11 3 a.m. ET; FP2 Fri. April 10 2 a.m. ET)
  • April 19, Bahrain Grand Prix (LIVE 10:30 a.m. ET, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra)

Further practice and qualifying details for Bahrain Grand Prix to come.

Verizon IndyCar Series

  • April 10, INDYCAR Chronicles (5:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN; focuses on James Hinchcliffe)
  • April 12, Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana (LIVE IndyCar Pre-Race 2:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Race 3 p.m. ET; qualifying LIVE Sat. April 11, 5 p.m. ET; race re-air Wed. April 15, 1 a.m. ET, NBCSN)
  • April 17, IndyCar Countdown (5 p.m. ET, NBCSN)
  • April 19, Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (LIVE 4 p.m. ET, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra)
  • April 26, Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (LIVE 3 p.m ET, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra)

Further qualifying details for Long Beach, Barber races to come.

GP2 Series

  • April 17-19, Bahrain (Race 1 Sat. April 18, Race 2 Sun. April 19; TV Mon. April 20, 2 a.m. ET, NBCSN)

Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires

  • April 19, Long Beach (SDD, 3 p.m. ET, NBCSN before LIVE IndyCar coverage at 4 p.m. ET)
  • April 25-26, Barber (TV details for this race to come)

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series

  • April 10-12, Las Vegas
  • April 24-26, Houston


  • April 12, Austin, Circuit of the Americas
  • April 19, Argentina

FIA World Endurance Championship

  • April 10-12, Silverstone (European Le Mans Series also racing at Silverstone)

Blancpain Endurance Series

  • April 11-12, Monza

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

  • April 18, Long Beach (P/GTLM classes)

Pirelli World Challenge

  • April 19, Long Beach (GT/GTA/GT Cup presented by MOMO classes)
  • April 25-26, Barber (GT/GTA/GT Cup presented by MOMO, GTS classes)

Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires

  • April 10-12, NOLA
  • April 24-26, Barber

Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda

  • April 10-12, NOLA
  • April 24-26, Barber

FIA World Rally Championship

  • April 23-26, Rally Argentina

IMSA Development Series

  • April 10-12, both IMSA Cooper Tires Prototype Lites and IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, NOLA

Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup

  • April 10-12, NOLA


  • April 12, Homestead