Here are your Bahrain Grand Prix times on NBCSN, CNBC

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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.

Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”