2015 Spanish GP TV and broadcast times for NBCSN, CNBC and Live Extra

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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.

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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.

Date Program Time (ET) Network
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

MotoGP points leader Fabio Quartararo scores third win of season

MotoGP Fabio Quartararo
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Fabio Quartararo won the Catalan Grand Prix, recapturing the MotoGP points lead and his championship momentum Sunday with his third victory of the season.

Quartararo, who opened the season with his first two career victories in the premier series, took his first checkered flag in two months by winning at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya aboard his Petronas Yamaha SRT.

The French rider opened an eight-point lead (108-100) over Joan Mir, who finished second Sunday. Alex Rins was third.

After winning the previous race, Maverick Vinales slipped to 18 points behind Quartararo after a ninth-place finish.

Andrea Dovizioso was the points leader entering the race but crashed his Ducati in the second turn and placed last. Dovizioso fell three spots to fourth in the championship rankings, 24 points behind Fabio Quartararo in MotoGP.