The European season concludes for the 2015 Formula 1 season, at the legendary Autodromo Nazionale di Monza for the Italian Grand Prix.
Here’s the breakdown on TV times for this weekend on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra:
NBC Sports Group continues its presentation of the 2015 Formula One season this weekend with live coverage of the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, highlighting more than 50 hours of motorsports coverage across NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra this week.
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes, 227 points) looks to build off his victory at the Belgian Grand Prix on August 23, his sixth win in 11 races this season, as he extended his lead to 28 points over Mercedes teammate and rival Nico Rosberg (199 points). Ferrari’s Sebastien Vettel (160 points) sits comfortably in third place, ahead of teammate Kimi Raikkonen (82 points) and Williams’ Felipe Massa (79).
Pre-race coverage will include special features on Vettel, who will be driving in his first Italian Grand Prix as a member of the Ferrari team. The four-time F1 champion joined Ferrari this past offseason, and has won three times at Monza, including his first win in F1 in 2008 driving for Toro Rosso. Hamilton is a two-time winner of the Italian Grand Prix, including his victory last season.
Coverage begins Friday on NBC Sports Live Extra at 4 a.m. with Practice 1, followed by Practice 2 at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Live Extra airs exclusive coverage of Practice 3 on Saturday at 5 a.m., and NBCSN will present qualifying on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. ET. NBCSN live coverage of the Italian Grand Prix begins Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET, with an encore airing at 2 p.m. ET.
Lead F1 commentator 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 Monza in Italy.
|Thur., September 3||Off The Grid: Silverstone||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., September 4||F1 Italian Grand Prix – Practice 1||4 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|F1 Italian Grand Prix – Practice 2||8 a.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Awards Show**||11:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., September 5||F1 Italian Grand Prix – Practice 3||5 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|F1 Italian Grand Prix – Qualifying||8 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., September 6||F1 Italian Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Extra||10 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Italian Grand Prix (Encore)||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
**Taped earlier this week