TV times for this weekend’s Australian GP on NBCSN, Live Extra

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The waiting is finally over. Formula 1 makes its triumphant return this weekend with its traditional curtain-raiser: the Australian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton enters the 2016 season chasing a fourth world championship that would see him join an elite club of just four drivers with more than a trio of titles.

Mercedes has powered the Briton to consecutive championships in the past two years, but with Scuderia Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel hungry to topple the German manufacturer and end its domination, Hamilton may face a sterner test in 2016.

Hamilton will also once again have to be wary of the enemy within the team: teammate Nico Rosberg, who will want to go one better than finishing as runner-up as in 2014 and 2015.

This weekend’s Australian Grand Prix will kick off what promises to be the biggest season yet for F1 on NBC Sports, comprising 21 races and over 200 hours of coverage over the year.

FP1, FP2, qualifying and the race will all be shown live on NBCSN, while all sessions (including FP3) will be live on NBC Sports Live Extra.

As well as the on-track sessions, this week also marks the premiere of Haas F1: America’s Return to the Grid, a new documentary charting the arrival of Haas F1 Team to the sport for 2016.

Here is the full schedule for motorsport on NBCSN and Live Extra this weekend. All times are ET.

Date Coverage Time Network
Tues.-Thurs. NASCAR AMERICA 5 p.m. NBCSN
Wed., March 16 Haas F1: America’s Return To The Grid 11:30 p.m. NBCSN
Thurs., March 17 NASCAR K&N Pro Series – Mobile 6:30 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR Whelen Modified Series – Carraway 7:30 p.m. NBCSN
Haas F1: America’s Return The Grid 8:30 p.m. NBCSN
F1 Australian Grand Prix – Practice 1 9:30 p.m. NBCSN
APEX: The Story of the Hypercar 11 p.m. NBCSN
Fri., March 18 Off The Grid – Melbourne 1 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Australian Grand Prix – Practice 2 1:30 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Australian Grand Prix – Practice 3 10 p.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
Sat., March 19 F1 Australian Grand Prix – Qualifying 2 a.m. NBCSN
Haas: America’s Return To The Grid 11 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., March 20 F1 Countdown 12 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Australian Grand Prix 12:30 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Extra 3 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Australian Grand Prix (Encore) Noon NBCSN
F1 Extra (Encore) 2:30 p.m. NBCSN
Mon., March 21 F1 Australian Grand Prix (Encore) 2:30 p.m. NBCSN