This weekend will see the Formula 1 circuit return to Mexico for the first time in 23 years with the Mexican Grand Prix, which will air live on NBC Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Coverage will be spread across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NBC Sports Live Extra – the latter serving as home to live coverage of Friday’s free practice sessions.
Also worth noting – Daylight Savings Time takes place this weekend, so set your clocks back one hour prior to Sunday.
Here are the pertinent details from the NBC Sports Group Press Box release, with times. Note all times are subject to change:
F1 MEXICAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 2 P.M. ET ON NBC
Formula One returns to Mexico this weekend for the first time since 1992, as Force India driver Sergio Perez is set to become the first Mexican to race in his native grand prix since Pedro Rodriguez in 1970. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton clinched the F1 Drivers’ Championship last week at the U.S. Grand Prix, which is his second straight and third career title. American driver Alexander Rossi (Marussia) will appear in his fourth career F1 race, after he nearly scored points with a 12th place finish last week.
Live coverage begins Friday morning with Practice 1 at noon ET on NBC Sports Live Extra, followed by Live Extra’s coverage of Practice 2 at 4 p.m. ET. NBCSN will televise same-day delayed coverage of Practice 1 at 1 p.m. ET, and Practice 2 at 11:30 p.m. ET.Live Extra will stream Practice 3 on Saturday at noon ET, prior to live qualifying at 3 p.m. ET on CNBC.
Live pre-race coverage begins Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET with F1 Countdown on NBC, followed by the Mexican Grand Prix at 2 p.m. ET. F1 Extra will recap the race on NBC at 4 p.m. ET, and NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the race on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET.
Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call the Mexican Grand Prix, 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 the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Mexico.
F1/Motorsports Coverage This Week on NBCSN & NBC Sports Live Extra (subject to change):
|Fri., October 30||F1 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice 1||12 p.m.||Live Extra|
|F1 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice 1*||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice 2||4 p.m.||Live Extra|
|F1 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice 2*||11:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., October 31||F1 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice 3||12 p.m.||Live Extra|
|F1 Mexican Grand Prix – Qualifying||3 p.m.||CNBC|
|Sun., November 1||F1 Mexican Grand Prix – Qualifying*||1 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Countdown||1:30 p.m.||NBC|
|F1 Mexican Grand Prix||2 p.m.||NBC|
|F1 Extra||4 p.m.||NBC|
|The Post Race Show||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Victory Lap||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Mexican Grand Prix (Encore)||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
*denotes same-day delay