After a three-week break, Formula 1 returns this weekend with the first European race of the year: the Spanish Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton heads to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with hopes of repeating his victory from the 2014 race, but with Nico Rosberg on the warpath and Ferrari bringing a raft of upgrades for the SF15-T, the pressure will be on the defending world champion.
You can follow all of the action live on NBCSN, CNBC and NBC Sports Live Extra, so be sure to check out the TV times and broadcast information so you don’t miss a second of the Spanish Grand Prix weekend.
FORMULA ONE SPANISH GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBC Sports Group’s Formula One coverage continues this weekend from Barcelona with the Spanish Grand Prix this Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) has followed up last year’s championship season with victories in three of the first four races of the season, including a win at the Bahrain Grand Prix on April 19.
Hamilton (93 points) is followed in the standings by Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg (66), and Ferrari counterparts Sebastian Vettel (65) and Kimi Raikkonen (42). Eight different drivers have won the past eight Spanish Grands Prix, including Hamilton, Vettel and Raikkonen.
Coverage begins Friday morning at 4 a.m. ET with exclusive coverage of Practice 1 on NBC Sports Live Extra, followed by live Practice 2 coverage at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN. CNBC will provide live coverage of qualifying on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. ET, prior to race coverage on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET.
Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s action, and will be joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett. F1 insider Will Buxton will serve as the team’s on-site reporter from Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. NBCSN will also provide GP2 coverage from Spain on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.
|Fri., May 8||F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Practice 1||4 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Practice 2||8 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 9||F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Practice 3||5 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Qualifying||8 a.m.||CNBC|
|F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore)||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|GP2 – Spain||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 10||F1 Spanish Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Extra||10 a.m.||NBCSN|
— F1® Racing on NBC (@F1onNBCSports) May 4, 2015