Here are your Bahrain Grand Prix times on NBCSN, CNBC


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.


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:

Date Program Network Time (ET)
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.

Supercross: Husqvarna’s Jalek Swoll and Malcolm Stewart out with injury

Swoll Stewart injury
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Jalek Swoll and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna teammate Malcolm Stewart sustained injury in separate crashes late last week. Stewart missed Anaheim 2 and Swoll will not mount up for the 250 East season opener in Houston on February 4.

“Spent all of yesterday in the ER and today getting surgery so haven’t been able to make an update post,” Swoll posted on Instagram. “Spiral fractured my humorous yesterday and was lucky enough to get into surgery today. Absolutely heartbroken that I couldn’t show all the hard work me, [Mike Brown], [Aldon Baker], and [Joel Perez] were working on truly felt like this year was going to a big one with massive improvements we made but I guess it just wasn’t my time.”

The team announced on Instagram that Swoll underwent successful surgery to repair a broken bone in his arm, sustained in a practice crash on Friday. After missing the division opener, no further timeline has been given for his return.

Swoll made eight starts in the 250 West division last season with a best finish of fifth. In 2021, he scored his first SuperMotocross win in the outdoor Pro Motocross season at High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania.

Stewart missed Anaheim 2 due to a practice injury. Likewise, the team did not announce a timetable for Stewart’s return.

He showed a lot of speed in the first two rounds before accidents eliminated him from contention in both rounds. He finished 16th at Anaheim 1 and 15th in San Diego, putting him in a points’ deficit that was already going to be difficult to overcome.

Stewart entered the 2023 season with a ton of confidence and believed all he needed was to stack his chips the right way to get this year’s championship.

Husqvarna is now represented by RJ Hampshire in the 250 West division and Christian Craig in 450s.

Hampshire had a rough weekend in Anaheim 2 and finished 11th in the overall standings after scoring a last place result in Race 2 with a bike sidelined by crash damage and a 13th in Race 3 after another fall.

Craig has not yet scored a top-10 on his 450 with a best of 11th at San Diego and Anaheim 2.

The news of these two injuries comes on the heels of the Pro Circuit Kawasaki team losing three of their four 250 riders.

Last week, Pro Circuit Kawasaki announced Seth Hammaker would miss the season opener with a wrist injury. Almost immediately, it was announced Jo Shimoda would also miss the 250 East opener with a shoulder injury.

Chris Blose will serve as a replacement rider in the 250 East division with Carson Mumford scheduled to replace the injured Austin Forkner in the West.