UPDATED, 9:20 a.m. ET:
Today’s TV times are:
10 a.m. ET/9 a.m. CT – CNBC – Qualifying
2:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. CT – NBC – Race
5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT – NBC – F1 Extra
7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT – NBCSN – Race Replay
AUSTIN, Texas – All sessions from the United States Grand Prix will be televised on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra – it’s the biggest weekend of the year for our Formula 1 coverage on NBC Sports Group.
All times are listed as ET; Austin is in the CT time zone so is one hour behind.
All sessions will be televised, with all bar practice three live on either NBCSN or NBC; practice three will air live via NBC Sports Live Extra Saturday morning at 11 a.m. ET.
NBCSN will be on the air starting Friday with practice one at 11 a.m. ET. Practice two, usually the busier of the two sessions, airs at 3 p.m. ET. Both are 90-minute sessions.
Saturday a.m. will feature practice three as noted at 11 a.m. ET on Live Extra. It then leads into a three-and-a-half hour block on NBCSN, from 12:30 p.m. ET to 4 p.m. ET, with practice airing, then live qualifying starting at 2 p.m. ET.
Sunday will see coverage shift to NBC proper. Pre-race coverage on-air starts at 2:30 p.m. ET, with lights out at 3 p.m. ET. F1 Extra airs for an hour from 5 to 6 p.m. ET, and a race replay occurs at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
As ever, Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett will be on the call for all sessions, with Will Buxton in the pits and paddock. The F1 on NBC Sports team is all on site in Austin this weekend.
Details of Buxton’s Big Time Bash, which occurs Thursday, can be found here.
More information about this weekend’s coverage from the NBC Sports Group Press Box website is below:
The 2015 Formula One Drivers’ Championship can be decided on American soil for the first time in more than 30 years on network television this weekend, as NBC Sports presents live coverage of the United States Grand Prix from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. Sunday’s coverage begins with F1 Countdownat 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra will combine to air live coverage of all three practices, qualifying and Sunday’s grand prix, beginning with live coverage of Practice 1 this Friday at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN. NBC Sports Group’s F1 broadcast team of announcer Leigh Diffey, veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett, and F1 insider Will Buxton will call the action on-site from COTA.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is on the verge of his third career and second consecutive F1 title, and will need to outscore Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by nine points and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by two points to clinch the title. If Hamilton secures the title, it would mark the first time the F1 Drivers’ Championship was decided on American soil since 1982. Click here for more information on clinching scenarios.
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will stream all of this week’s comprehensive U.S Grand Prix coverage.
FORMULA ONE IN AMERICA HIGHLIGHTED IN U.S. GRAND PRIX COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND
NBC Sports Group will highlight numerous F1 storylines involving American drivers and teams this weekend at COTA. Coverage will include:
- An exclusive interview with Leigh Diffey and Lewis Hamilton, who has won twice at COTA;
- A profile on Alexander Rossi (Marussia), the first American-born F1 driver since Scott Speed in 2007. Rossi talks about appearing in his first F1 grand prix this year and racing in his home country’s grand prix;
- A feature on the Haas F1 Team, which will make its debut in 2016 as the first American F1 team in 30 years. Steve Matchett will speak with Team Owner Gene Haas, Team Principal Guenther Steiner, and driver Romain Grosjean, who will race for Haas in 2016.
- Veteran motorsports essayist Sam Posey will offer his perspective on Formula One in America.
|Fri., October 23||Formula 1 Practice 1 – Austin||11 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Formula 1 Practice 2 – Austin||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., October 24||Formula 1 Practice 3 – Austin||11 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Formula 1 Practice 3 & Qualifying – Austin||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., October 25||Formula 1 Pre-Race – Austin||2:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Formula 1 Race – Austin||3 p.m.||NBC|
|Formula 1 Extra – Austin||5 p.m.||NBC|
|Formula 1 Race – Austin – Replay||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|