NBC Sports Group has today announced its schedule for the 2016 Formula 1 season including air times and networks ahead of the opening race in Australia this weekend.
NBC Sports Group will air a record-breaking 21 F1 races live in 2016, split across NBCSN (14), NBC (4) and CNBC (3) as well as offering comprehensive coverage on the NBC Sports Live Extra streaming app.
This weekend’s Australian Grand Prix will act as the curtain-raiser for the new season, with both Friday practice sessions being shown live along with qualifying on Saturday and Sunday’s race.
More than 200 hours of F1 coverage will be shown across the NBC Sports Group networks this year, with the opening five races of the year being broadcast on NBCSN.
The first NBC race will be the famous Monaco Grand Prix on May 29, with the first North American race of the year in Canada also being shown on NBC on June 12.
The inaugural European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan will be shown on NBCSN one week later before a run of three races on CNBC in Austria, Britain and Hungary.
Following its recent confirmation, the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas will be shown live on NBC on October 23. The Mexican Grand Prix will also be shown on NBC one week later.
The 2016 season will come to a close under the lights in Abu Dhabi on November 27 on NBCSN, capping off a record-breaking calendar.
In addition to the extensive live coverage, Live Extra streaming will also enhance race coverage with dedicated feeds including:
- On-Board Feed – Live Extra’s dedicated channel for live on-board cameras
- Pit Lane Feed – Live Extra’s dedicated channel on pit lane featuring all pit stops and team communication
- Driver Tracker – real-time data showing where all 22 cars are on track
Here is the full schedule for Formula 1 on NBC this year. All times are ET.
|2016 FORMULA ONE SCHEDULE|
|Sun., March 20||Australian Grand Prix||12:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 3||Bahrain Grand Prix||10:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 16||Chinese Grand Prix||1:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 1||Russian Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 15||Spanish Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 29||Monaco Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBC|
|Sun., June 12||Canadian Grand Prix||1:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Sun., June 19||European Grand Prix||8:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 3||Austrian Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||CNBC|
|Sun., July 10||British Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||CNBC|
|Sun., July 24||Hungarian Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||CNBC|
|Sun., July 31||German Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., August 28||Belgian Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., September 4||Italian Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., September 18||Singapore Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., October 1||Malaysian Grand Prix||2:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., October 8||Japanese Grand Prix||12:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., October 23||United States Grand Prix||2:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Sun., October 30||Mexican Grand Prix||2:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Sun., November 13||Brazilian Grand Prix||10:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., November 27||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|