The Russian Grand Prix airs this weekend on NBCSN, marking the second time for Formula 1 to hit the streets of Sochi after its debut at the new track last year.
Here’s your TV times breakdown:
F1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 6:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
Formula One returns to Sochi for its second race in Russia in as many years, following the first running of the Russian Grand Prix in a century last year. Mercedes enjoyed success at last year’s Russian GP, as Lewis Hamilton led Mercedes to a 1-2 finish and the team clinched its first-ever constructors’ championship. Mercedes is on the brink of winning its second straight constructors’ championship, and needs to outscore Ferrari by just three points this weekend in Sochi to secure the title.
Hamilton dominated the most recent race on the F1 calendar, the Japanese Grand Prix on Sept. 27, as he led all 53 laps to claim his eighth win of the 2015 campaign. Hamilton leads teammate Nico Rosberg by 48 points with just five races remaining in the season.
Live coverage from the Sochi Autodrom begins Friday morning with Practice 1 at 3 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra, followed by Practice 2 at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Live Extra will stream Practice 3 on Saturday at 5 a.m. ET, prior to live qualifying at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
Live Russian Grand Prix coverage begins Sunday at 6:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by F1 Extra at 9 a.m. ET. NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the Russian Grand Prix at noon ET on Sunday.
Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call the Russian Grand Prix, and will be joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driverDavid 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 the Sochi Autodrom. Alex Jacques will call the GP2 race in Sochi airing Sunday at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
F1 Motorsports Coverage This Week on NBCSN & NBC Sports Live Extra (subject to change):
|Fri., October 9||F1 Russian Grand Prix – Practice 1||3 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|F1 Russian Grand Prix – Practice 2||7 a.m.||NBCSN|
|/DRIVE on NBC Sports||8:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., October 10||F1 Russian Grand Prix – Practice 3||5 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Russia Grand Prix – Qualifying||8 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., October 11||F1 Russian Grand Prix||6:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Extra||9 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Russia Grand Prix (Encore)||12 p.m.||NBCSN|
|GP2 – Russia*||10:30 p.m.||NBCSN|