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

Three-time W Series champ Jamie Chadwick joining Andretti in Indy NXT Series for 2023

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Jamie Chadwick, the three-time W Series champion, will drive for Andretti Autosport in the Indy NXT Series next season.

Chadwick will make her debut in an American racing series in March, driving the No. 28 for Andretti Autosport with sponsorship from DHL. The 24-year-old will become the first female driver in 13 years to compete full time in the Indy NXT championship.

Chadwick joined the female free-to-enter W Series in its inaugural 2019 season, winning two races and the first of three consecutive championships. She has been a reserve driver for the Williams Formula One team and will continue in that role in 2023. She also has driven in the Extreme E Series.

Despite her success, Chadwick hasn’t landed a bigger ride in F3 or F2, and her break didn’t come until Michael Andretti contacted her and offered a test in an Indy NXT car.

The final three races of this year’s W Series schedule were canceled when funding fell through, but Chadwick still believes the all-female series was the right path for her.

“W Series has always been and will continue to be an opportunity to be racing for every female driver, so for my side, I looked at it while perhaps I would have liked to step up maybe earlier, at the same time being able to have that chance to race, get that experience, have that development, seat time… I was constantly learning,” Chadwick told The Associated Press.

“In that sense, I wasn’t frustrated at all. But on the flip side of it, now I’ve had that experience testing in the United States in Indy NXT and this is something I’m really excited about.”

Chadwick also is expected to have an enhanced role as a development driver next season with Williams, which chose American driver Logan Sargeant to fill its open seat on next year’s F1 grid.

“Andretti Autosport is proud to be supporting Jamie alongside DHL,” said Michael Andretti. “Jamie’s successful career speaks for itself, but Indy NXT gives Jamie the opportunity to continue her development in a new type of racing.

“We’ve turned out five Indy NXT champions over the years and look forward to continuing our role in developing new talent.”

Indy NXT is the new name of the rebranded Indy Lights Series, the final step on the ladder system before IndyCar.

Andretti will field two drivers next season in IndyCar that were developed in Indy NXT: Kyle Kirkwood, the 2021 champion, will return to Andretti after one season in IndyCar driving for A.J. Foyt Racing, and Devlin DeFrancesco is back for a second season.

Chadwick will be teammates in Indy NXT with Hunter McElrea and Louis Foster. She becomes Andretti’s second full-time female driver alongside Catie Munnings, who competes for Andretti United in the Extreme E Series.