The Formula 1 season continues this weekend with the Bahrain Grand Prix, and more reasonable morning hours after the late night hours at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Here’s more info as the race will be on NBCSN, with live qualifying on CNBC.
FORMULA ONE BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 10:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
Coverage of the F1 season continues on NBCSN this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. ET with the Bahrain Grand Prix from Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain. Two weeks ago in the season-opening race in Australia, Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg defeated teammate and defending F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton by eight seconds. Haas F1, the first American F1 team in 30 years, had a strong debut at the Australian Grand Prix, as Romain Grosjean finished in sixth place to earn points in the team’s first race.
Live coverage begins exclusively on NBC Sports Live Extra on Friday at 7 a.m. ET with Practice 1, followed by NBCSN’s live coverage of Practice 2 on Friday at 11 a.m. ET. Live Extra’s coverage continues Saturday at 8 a.m. ET with Practice 3, and shifts to CNBC for qualifying at 11 a.m. ET. Live Bahrain Grand Prix coverage begins Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. ET, followed by F1 Extra at 1 p.m. ET.
Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s action, 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 Bahrain International Circuit.
NBCSN began its 2016 F1 coverage two weekends ago with the Australian Grand Prix, and the network’s comprehensive F1 coverage for that week reached a total audience of nearly 1.9 million viewers, up 14 percent from last year (1.892 million vs. 1.654).
Following is this week’s F1 coverage schedule on NBCSN and CNBC:
|Fri., April 1||F1 Bahrain Grand Prix – Practice 1||NBC Sports Live Extra||7 a.m.|
|F1 Bahrain Grand Prix – Practice 2||NBCSN||11 a.m.|
|/DRIVE on NBC Sports – Middle East||NBCSN||12:30 p.m.|
|F1 Bahrain Grand Prix – Practice 2 (Encore)||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
|Sat., April 2||F1 Bahrain Grand Prix – Practice 3||NBC Sports Live Extra||8 a.m.|
|F1 Bahrain Grand Prix – Qualifying||CNBC||11 a.m.|
|F1 Bahrain Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore)||NBCSN||12:30 p.m.|
|Haas F1: America’s Return to The Grid (Encore)||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Sun., April 3||F1 Bahrain Grand Prix||NBCSN||10:30 a.m.|
|F1 Extra||NBCSN||1 p.m.|
|Mon., April 4||F1 Bahrain Grand Prix (Encore)||NBCSN||12:30 p.m.|