NBC Sports Group’s Formula 1 coverage continues with this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix, the last race weekend before F1’s traditional summer break.
Note that while Friday’s second free practice session will be LIVE streamed via NBC Sports Live Extra, it will air on a same day tape delay at 7 p.m. ET Friday night on NBCSN.
Also note both qualifying and the race will be LIVE on CNBC, not NBCSN. Qualifying will be Saturday at 8 a.m. ET, and the Hungarian Grand Prix itself Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET.
Full details are below:
NBC Sports Group continues its presentation of the 2015 Formula One season this weekend, as CNBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra combine to provide comprehensive coverage of the Hungarian Grand Prix, with live race coverage airing Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC.
This marks the first F1 race since the British Grand Prix on July 5, when points leader Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) defeated teammate and rival Nico Rosberg for his second straight win at Silverstone, and third overall British Grand Prix victory. Hamilton (194 points) currently leads Rosberg (177 points) by 17 points in the standings, followed by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel (135 points).
This year’s Hungarian Grand Prix marks the 30th consecutive running of the race, and all Hungarian GPs have been held at Hungaroring since 1986. Hamilton is a four-time winner in Hungary (2007, 2009, 2012 & 2013). Last year, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo won the second race of his F1 career at Hungaroring, while Hamilton finished third and Rosberg was fourth.
NBC Sports Live Extra provides exclusive live coverage of all three practices, airing at 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. ET on Friday, and Saturday at 5 a.m. ET. CNBC will present live coverage of qualifying on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. ET, followed by an encore presentation of qualifying at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. CNBC’s live coverage of the Hungarian Grand Prix begins Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET, followed by post-race coverage at 10 a.m. ET. In addition, NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the Hungarian GP on Monday, July 27, at 12:30 p.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 Hungaroring in Hungary. Alex Jacques calls the GP2 race, which airs Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
In addition, Sunday’s pre-race coverage will feature a segment on Jules Bianchi, led by veteran motorsports essayist Sam Posey. Bianchi passed away last weekend from injuries suffered in an accident at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.
|Fri., July 24||F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 1||4 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 2||8 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 2*||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 25||F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 3||5 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Qualifying||8 a.m.||CNBC|
|F1 Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying (Encore)*||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|GP2 – Hungary*||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 26||F1 Hungarian Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||CNBC|
|Mon., July 27||F1 Hungarian Grand Prix (Encore)||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
*denotes same-day delay