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

 

Santino Ferrucci will drive No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing full time in 2023 IndyCar season

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Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series next season, joining AJ Foyt Racing.

Ferrucci had made eight IndyCar starts with three teams since his last full-time season in 2020 while also racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

He will drive the storied No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt’s team, which will field the car from its Waller, Texas headquarters.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be back in the INDYCAR Series full time,” Ferrucci said in a team release. “Being a part-time driver over the last two years has been hard for me, personally. I’m a race car driver, and I want to compete. Working with different teams has been exciting, and I’m proud that no matter which car I’ve raced, I’ve always shown speed and consistency. I couldn’t be more excited to join AJ Foyt Racing in the 14 Chevy. I can’t wait to make the best of it.”

Ferrucci, 24, had finished a career-best fourth in IndyCar four times, including the 104th Indy 500 in 2020. He was the 2019 Indy 500 rookie of the year with a sixth.

In nine Xfinity starts since 2021, Ferrucci has a career-best finish of 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Santino to the team,” Larry Foyt said in a release. “He’s shown a knack for getting toward the front of the field, and I think he is a racer who moves forward on race day. A.J. sees the fire in him and has enjoyed their meetings together. I think Santino’s experience will help his rookie teammate as well, so he is a great addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci will be teamed at AJ Foyt Racing with Benjamin Pedersen, who finished fifth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings. The team has yet to specify the number for Pedersen’s entry, which will be fielded out of its Indianapolis race shop.

Foyt’s two full-time drivers last season were Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood, who is moving to Andretti Autosport.