TV times for this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix

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Formula 1 heads under the lights this weekend for the iconic Singapore Grand Prix as the final flyaway leg of the 2015 season begins.

With the European rounds now done with, the paddock arrives in Singapore for one of the most unique races that the sport has known.

Since joining the calendar as the first night race back in 2008, the event has established itself as a firm favorite on the calendar, posing a challenge to all involved with the race.

The night race means that all in Singapore must remain on European times, resulting in some college-esque sleeping habits. Bedtime is ordinarily 6am, with most then rising in the middle of the afternoon. The race itself starts at 8pm local time and will finish around 10pm.

Make sure you’ve got your timings right with our full TV schedule for this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix on NBCSN, CNBC and Live Extra.

F1 heads under the lights this weekend with its annual nighttime race in Singapore with the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Defending champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes, 252 points) has extended his lead to 53 points over teammate Nico Rosberg (199 points). Hamilton won last week’s Italian Grand Prix, while Rosberg was unable to finish due to engine failure. Hamilton won last year’s Singapore GP after Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) had won three straight times in Singapore.

Coverage begins Friday on NBC Sports Live Extra at 6 a.m. with Practice 1, followed by Practice 2 at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Live Extra airs exclusive coverage of Practice 3 on Saturday at 6 a.m., and CNBC will present qualifying on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET. NBCSN’s live coverage of the Singapore Grand Prix begins Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET, followed by F1 Extra post-race coverage at 10 a.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 Singapore.

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Thur., September 17 NASCAR America 4:30 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East – Richmond** 7 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Auctions: Dallas* 8 p.m. NBCSN
Fri., September 18 Global RallyCross (Encore) 12 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Singapore Grand Prix – Practice 1 6 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
F1 Singapore Grand Prix – Practice 2 9:30 a.m. NBCSN
Sprint Cup Series First Practice – Chicago 12:30 p.m. NBCSN
XFINITY Series Final Practice – Chicago 2 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Auctions: Dallas 4:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Chicago 6:30 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Auctions: Dallas* 8 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., September 19 F1 Singapore Grand Prix – Practice 3 6 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
F1 Singapore Grand Prix – Qualifying 8 a.m. CNBC
Sprint Cup Series Second Practice – Chicago 1:30 p.m. CNBC
XFINITY Series Qualifying – Chicago 2:45 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR America  4 p.m. NBCSN
Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Chicago 4:30 p.m. NBCSN
XFINITY Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show 5:30 p.m. NBCSN
XFINITY Series Race – Chicago 6 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Auctions: Dallas* 8:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., September 20 F1 Singapore Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore) 1:30 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Singapore Grand Prix 7:30 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Extra 10 a.m. NBCSN
NASCAR America Sunday 1:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sprint Cup Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show 2:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sprint Cup Series Race – Chicago 3 p.m. NBCSN
Sprint Cup Series Post Race Show 6:30 p.m. NBCSN
Victory Lap  7 p.m. NBCSN
Mobsteel (Encore) 8 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Auctions: Dallas* 9 p.m. NBCSN


Jo Shimoda joins Seth Hammaker, Austin Forkner on injured list; Musquin remains out

Shimoda injured
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Bad news continues to come out of the Monster Energy / Pro Circuit Kawasaki team as they announced Jo Shimoda injured his shoulder in a practice session and will not mount up when the Monster Energy Supercross 250 East division opens in Houston, Texas on February 4. A timetable has not been given for Shimoda’s return, but a press release from the team references multiple weeks.

“I’m doing my best to focus forward on my return to racing,” said Shimoda in the release. “Our goal was to compete for the 250 Supercross Eastern Regional Championship and I know we had been doing the right work to make that happen. Unfortunately, this crash will cause me to miss the start of the season, but I still aim to be back on the track racing for wins before the end of Supercross.”

Shimoda is joined on the sidelines by teammates Seth Hammaker and Austin Forkner, who also suffered injuries in recent weeks.

The news of Hammaker’s sidelining came just two days ago. His wrist injury is sufficient to require surgery, so he too will miss multiple weeks. Hammaker was scheduled to compete in the 250 East division alongside Shimoda.

Forkner was involved in a Lap 1 crash in the 250 West season opener at Anaheim. Multiple injuries, including an ACL tear, will sideline him for the remainder of the season. He described the injury and its aftermath on Instagram.

Forkner will be relieved by Carson Mumford, but not before that rider’s wrist has healed sufficiently. He is scheduled to debut with Kawasaki in Oakland for the rescheduled Round 2 Supercross race on February 18.

Shimoda finished fourth in the 2022 Supercross 250 West division and was second in 2021 points in 250 East. In 2021, Shimoda won his first Supercross race at Salt Lake City. Last year, he scored one podium and six top-fives in nine starts.

Shimoda finished second in last year’s outdoor Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season, where he added two more SuperMotocross wins including the Unadilla Nationals that kicked off a four-race streak of first- or second-place results.

Kawasaki is not the only team facing injury. Red Bull KTM initially reported Marvin Musquin would be out for the San Diego round with a wrist injury and “maybe more”. This week it was announced he will miss this week’s Triple Crown race in Anaheim and “at least the next several rounds.”