Here are your British Grand Prix air times on CNBC, NBCSN, Live Extra

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This week’s British Grand Prix will air LIVE at 7:30 a.m. ET on Sunday morning, on CNBC rather than NBCSN. An encore will follow at noon ET on NBCSN.

Here are the full air times and details for the weekend at Silverstone:


CNBC presents live coverage of the F1 British Grand Prix this Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET, as Nico Rosberg looks to close the gap on Mercedes teammate and British-born Lewis Hamilton in the driver standings. Hamilton (169 points) leads Rosberg by just 10 points heading into this weekend’s British Grand Prix, following Rosberg’s win at the Austrian Grand Prix on June 21. Rosberg has won three of the last four races, after Hamilton won three of four grand prix to start the 2015 campaign. Both Hamilton (2014 & 2008) and Rosberg (2013) have previously won the British Grand Prix, including the last two.

Coverage begins on Friday morning at 5 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra with Practice 1, followed by NBCSN’s coverage of Practice 2 on NBCSN at 9 a.m. ET. CNBC airs qualifying at 8 a.m. ET on Saturday morning, as well as live coverage of the British Grand Prix on Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. ET. NBCSN will also air an encore presentation of the race on Sunday at noon 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 Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, England. In addition, Alex Jacques calls the GP2 race from Silverstone which airs Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Following is NBC Sports Group’s F1 and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross coverage for this week:

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Fri., July 3 F1 British Grand Prix – Practice 1 5 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
F1 British Grand Prix – Practice 2 9 a.m. NBCSN
Sat., July 4 F1 British Grand Prix – Practice 3 5 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
F1 British Grand Prix – Qualifying 8 a.m. CNBC
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross RedBud – Practice 10:30 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
F1 British Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore) Noon NBCSN
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross RedBud – Pre-Show Noon NBC Sports Live Extra
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross RedBud – Moto 1’s 1 p.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross RedBud – Moto 2’s 3 p.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross RedBud – Moto 2’s 4 p.m. NBC
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross RedBud – Moto 2’s (Encore) 11 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., July 5 F1 British Grand Prix 7:30 a.m. CNBC
F1 British Grand Prix (Encore) Noon NBCSN
GP2 Britain 2:30 p.m. NBCSN

Valtteri Bottas on Silverstone pole; Nico Hulkenberg a surprising third

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Valtteri Bottas nipped Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Silverstone qualifying Saturday to maintain the team’s hammerlock on F1 results this season while Nico Hulkenberg was a surprise in third.

Hulkenberg is filling in for Sergio Perez for the second consecutive race while the Racing Point driver recovers from coronavirus.

It’s the best F1 start since 2016 for Hulkenberg, who was left without a full-time ride after the 2019 season. He finished 20th at Silverstone last week when an engine problem on the grid prevented him ftaking the green.

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“The last seven to eight days have been crazy,” Hulkenberg said after qualifying. “This weekend I felt much better prepared. Q3 was just head down, full beans, and give it whatever I had.

“I’m a bit surprised to be standing here, but there’s a big smile on my face.”

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen qualified fourth and will be among the field trying to derail the Mercedes duo that has won the first four races of an F1 season delayed because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Feels good,” Bottas said after nipping Hamilton by a few hundredths of a second on his final lap for his 13th career pole position. ” I just love qualifying especially, when it goes well. Proud to drive this car. The race pace is there, so our first job is to get a good start off the line tomorrow and go from there.”

The impressive lap came two days after Bottas, who won the season opener in Austria, announced a one-year contract extension with the team.

Mercedes also is set to begin negotiating a new deal with Hamilton, who has won the past three races in F1 but was disappointed Saturday.

“Valtteri did a great job, but for me, it wasn’t a perfect last lap,” he said. “I don’t think many teams will be doing a one-stop race tomorrow so let’s wait and see how things turn out.”