Here are your Brazilian GP times on NBCSN, CNBC, Live Extra

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The Formula 1 circus heads to Brazil, its first and only stop in South America, this weekend for the Brazilian Grand Prix at the venerable Autodromo Carlos Pace at Interlagos.

LIVE race coverage returns to NBCSN after a pair of races (United States Grand Prix, Mexican Grand Prix) on NBC, with practice on NBCSN, qualifying on CNBC and all sessions streamed via NBC Sports Live Extra.

Off the Grid from Austin also premieres this week, with the first airing on Thursday night and further repeats on Friday and Sunday.

Full details are below:

F1 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 10:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN

Formula One heads to Brazil this weekend for the annual Brazilian Grand Prix, a mainstay on the F1 schedule for more than 40 years. After both American driver Alexander Rossi (Marussia) and Mexican driver Sergio Perez (Force India) raced in front of their home fans at the U.S. and Mexican Grands Prix, two Brazilians, Felipe Massa and Felipe Nasr, will drive on native soil at Interlagos this weekend.

Massa (Williams) has won the Brazilian Grand Prix twice in his career (2006 & 2008), and finished on the podium last year at Interlagos with a third place showing. Nasr (Sauber), who is in his rookie season of F1, will be driving at Interlagos for the first time.

Live F1 action begins Friday morning with Practice 1 at 7 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra, followed by NBCSN’s live coverage of Practice 2 at 11 a.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 8 a.m. ET, prior to live qualifying at 11 a.m. ET on CNBC.

Live coverage of the F1 Brazilian Grand Prix begins Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. ET, followed by post-race coverage on F1 Extra at 1 p.m. ET, and an encore presentation of the race on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call the Brazilian 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 Jose Carlos Pace in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S F1 COVERAGE AVERAGING 535,000 VIEWERS, UP 14% WITH RECORD 2014 VIEWERSHIP

With just two races remaining in the F1 season, NBC Sports Group’s 2015 F1 race coverage has averaged 535,000 viewers, up 14% vs. the same point in the 2014 season (471,000). Following this week’s race in Brazil, NBCSN closes out its coverage of the 2015 F1 campaign with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, Nov. 29. This season, five races on NBCSN have eclipsed 500,000 viewers, more than the 2013 and 2014 seasons combined.

Motorsports Coverage This Week on NBCSN, CNBC & NBC Sports Live Extra (subject to change):

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Thu., November 12 Off The Grid – Austin 11 p.m. NBCSN
Red Bull Global RallyCross – Las Vegas*** 11:30 p.m. NBCSN
Fri., November 13 F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Practice 1 8 a.m. Live Extra
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Practice 2 11 a.m. NBCSN
Off The Grid – Austin (Encore) 12:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., November 14 F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Practice 3 8 a.m. Live Extra
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Qualifying 11 a.m. CNBC
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Qualifying* 6:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., November 15 Off The Grid – Austin (Encore) 8:30 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore) 9 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix 10:30 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Extra 1 p.m. NBCSN
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix (Encore) 9:30 p.m. NBCSN

*denotes same-day delay
**denotes next-day delay
***taped last week

Mario Andretti says Colton Herta could be next American star in F1

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Mario Andretti’s last Formula One victory is also the last by an American driver in more than 42 years on the international open-wheel road racing series.

If you had told Andretti that while he was celebrating on the Grand Prix of the Netherlands podium on Aug. 27, 1978 at the Vandzoort circuit, he wouldn’t have believed it.

“Absolutely not,” Andretti told Kyle Petty during the most recent “Coffee With Kyle” episode (video above). “It’s a shame. Somehow we have so much talent here, and either there’s no invitation or something there. But I think it’s time to give some of this young talent that, in my opinion, is absolutely capable.”

The Dutch GP was the last of Andretti’s 12 victories in F1 and came during his championship season. No one since has come close to matching his success in F1.

Mario Andretti drives his Lotus-Ford to victory in the 1978 Grand Prix of the Netherlands (Bernard Cahier/Getty Images).

Andretti’s son, Michael, took a full-time ride with McLaren in 1993 but left with three races remaining in a season marred by crashes and mechanical problems.

Scott Speed was the last American to run a full F1 season in 2006, and Alexander Rossi made the most recent F1 start by a U.S. driver in 2015. Rossi has said he has no desire to return to racing in Europe after winning the 2016 Indianapolis 500 and becoming an IndyCar championship contender.

But Mario Andretti believes Andretti Autosport has another rising star with F1-caliber ability.

“Colton Herta is one that comes to mind,” Mario Andretti said. “As a young lad, his dad sent him to Europe, he was doing Formula 3, and he knows most of the circuits there. He’s trained. He’s showed in his rookie season and won some premium races at COTA (and Laguna Seca), beat two of the very best Indy has to offer (in) Will Power and Scott Dixon.

“This is one kid I’d love to see him get a break over there to fly the U.S. colors again.”

Herta, 20, seems interested in exploring an F1 leap over the next few years. After winning Sept. 13 at Mid-Ohio from the pole position (his third career victory in the NTT IndyCar Series), the No. 88 Dallara-Honda driver is ranked fourth in the standings in his sophomore year and regarded as one of the series’ top prospects.

Herta recently told RACER.com “I’d love to give Formula 1 a crack” but said he also would be happy driving in IndyCar and IMSA.

A naturalized U.S. citizen who told Petty about spending several years with his family in an Italian refugee camp before coming to America, Mario Andretti said F1 brought an enormous sense of patriotic pride.

“Formula One is like the Olympics in a sense,” he said. “You’re in a different country, a different continent. When you earn that highest step of the podium, they play your national anthem. That’s when you take nothing for granted. You feel like I’m representing my country, and the proudest moments are those.

“I’d just like to see some other American drivers experience that. It’s time.”

Mario Andretti with four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton before the Nov. 22, 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images).

During the “Coffee With Kyle” conversation, Andretti also discussed:

–His versatility as a winner in IndyCar, sports cars, NASCAR and Formula One;

–His 1967 Daytona 500 victory and how he enjoyed racing with crew chief Jake Elder at the famed Holman-Moody team;

Mario Andretti Colton Herta
Mario Andretti and Kyle Petty saluted “The King” by wearing their Richard Petty-style hats during the latest “Coffee With Kyle” (NBCSN).

–Why he delayed his entry to F1 for a few years because of his earnings power in IndyCar. “I always say I’d race for free, but at the same time, you’re thinking of family and the future,” he said. “It was in the back of your mind that you can’t give up the earning power of IndyCar. That kept me from going full time in Formula One, but I always said that sometime in my career, I’d have to devote a period to Formula One.”

–On what it was like racing in an era when driver deaths were more prevalent. “If you’re going to do this, you’re not going to dwell on those negatives,” Andretti said. “There’s no way. You knew it was present. Especially in the ‘60s at the beginning of the season at the drivers meetings, you couldn’t help but look around and say, ‘I wonder who is not going to be here at the end of the season.’ We’d lose four to five guys. In ’64, we lost six guys.

“It’s something if you dwell on that, you’re going to take on a different profession. It’s a desire and love to want to drive that overcame all that and then the confidence it’s not going to happen to me. And then you pray.”

Watch the full “Coffee With Kyle” episode in the video above or by clicking here.

Mario Andretti looks on before the 103rd Indianapolis 500 on May 26, 2019 (Chris Graythen/Getty Images).