Here are your Formula One Chinese Grand Prix TV times on NBCSN, Live Extra

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The Formula 1 season continues this weekend with comprehensive coverage of the F1 Chinese Grand Prix, culminating in live race coverage Sunday at 1:30 a.m. ET/Saturday 10:30 p.m. PT (and with an encore Sunday at 2 p.m. ET), on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra.

A breakdown of this week’s talent, coverage plans and TV times is listed below.

All sessions also air via NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platform, NBC Sports Live Extra, for participating cable providers.

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FORMULA ONE CHINESE GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 1:30 A.M. ET/SATURDAY AT 10:30 P.M. PT ON NBCSN

Coverage of the F1 season continues on NBCSN this Sunday at 1:30 a.m. ET/Saturday at 10:30 p.m. PT with the Chinese Grand Prix, as Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) looks for his sixth consecutive victory.

Rosberg won the final three races of the 2015 campaign, and ran away with the Bahrain Grand Prix for his second straight win in 2016. For the second consecutive week, the Haas F1 team turned in a strong performance, as Romain Grosjean finished in fifth place.

Live coverage begins exclusively on NBC Sports Live Extra on Thursday at 10 p.m. ET with Practice 1, followed by NBCSN’s live coverage of Practice 2 on Friday at 2 a.m. ET/Thursday at 11 p.m. PT.

Live Extra’s coverage continues Saturday at 12 a.m. ET/Friday at 9 p.m. PT with Practice 3, followed by live qualifying at 3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT.

Live Chinese Grand Prix coverage begins Sunday morning at 1:30 a.m. ET/Saturday at 10:30 p.m. PT.

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 Shanghai International Circuit in China.

Date Program Network Time (ET)
Thurs., April 14 F1 Chinese Grand Prix – Practice 1 NBC Sports Live Extra 10 p.m.
Fri., April 15 F1 Chinese Grand Prix – Practice 2 NBCSN 2 a.m.
F1 Chinese Grand Prix – Practice 3 NBC Sports Live Extra 11 p.m.
Sat., April 16 F1 Chinese Grand Prix – Qualifying NBCSN 3 a.m.
Sun., April 17 F1 Chinese Grand Prix NBCSN 1:30 a.m.
F1 Chinese Grand Prix (Encore) NBCSN 2 p.m.

 

Santino Ferrucci will drive No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing full time in 2023 IndyCar season

Santino Ferrucci AJ Foyt
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Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series next season, joining AJ Foyt Racing.

Ferrucci had made eight IndyCar starts with three teams since his last full-time season in 2020 while also racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

He will drive the storied No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt’s team, which will field the car from its Waller, Texas headquarters.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be back in the INDYCAR Series full time,” Ferrucci said in a team release. “Being a part-time driver over the last two years has been hard for me, personally. I’m a race car driver, and I want to compete. Working with different teams has been exciting, and I’m proud that no matter which car I’ve raced, I’ve always shown speed and consistency. I couldn’t be more excited to join AJ Foyt Racing in the 14 Chevy. I can’t wait to make the best of it.”

Ferrucci, 24, had finished a career-best fourth in IndyCar four times, including the 104th Indy 500 in 2020. He was the 2019 Indy 500 rookie of the year with a sixth.

In nine Xfinity starts since 2021, Ferrucci has a career-best finish of 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Santino to the team,” Larry Foyt said in a release. “He’s shown a knack for getting toward the front of the field, and I think he is a racer who moves forward on race day. A.J. sees the fire in him and has enjoyed their meetings together. I think Santino’s experience will help his rookie teammate as well, so he is a great addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci will be teamed at AJ Foyt Racing with Benjamin Pedersen, who finished fifth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings. The team has yet to specify the number for Pedersen’s entry, which will be fielded out of its Indianapolis race shop.

Foyt’s two full-time drivers last season were Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood, who is moving to Andretti Autosport.