This week’s Russian Grand Prix will air across CNBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra, with LIVE qualifying and the race occurring on CNBC this weekend.
Live qualifying is Saturday at 8 a.m. ET on CNBC, with F1 Countdown on Sunday at 7 a.m. ET on CNBC, leading into live race coverage at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC. Lights out are expected at 8 a.m. ET on Sunday.
Both qualifying and the race will have late afternoon re-airs on NBCSN.
Full times and details for the weekend coverage are below:
F1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON CNBC
Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) looks for his fourth consecutive win to begin the 2016 F1 season this weekend, and his seventh straight dating back to the 2015 season. This marks the third running of the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi – teammate Lewis Hamilton has won both iterations of the race, but Rosberg captured last year’s pole. Rosberg’s three wins have given him an early lead in the drivers’ standings (75 points) ahead of Hamilton (39 points) and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo (36 points), who has finished in fourth place in all three races this season.
Live coverage begins exclusively on NBC Sports Live Extra on Friday morning at 3 a.m. ET with Practice 1, followed by NBCSN’s live coverage of Practice 2 at 7 a.m. ET. Live Extra’s coverage continues Saturday at 5 a.m. ET with Practice 3, followed by live qualifying at8 a.m. ET on CNBC. Live Russian Grand Prix coverage begins Sunday morning at 7 a.m. ET on CNBC. NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the race on Sunday at 4 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 Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia.
|Fri., April 29||F1 Russian Grand Prix – Practice 1||NBC Sports Live Extra||3 a.m.|
|F1 Russian Grand Prix – Practice 2||NBCSN||7 a.m.|
|Sat., April 30||F1 Russian Grand Prix – Practice 3||NBC Sports Live Extra||5 a.m.|
|F1 Russian Grand Prix – Qualifying||CNBC||8 a.m.|
|F1 Russian Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore)||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
|Sun., May 1||F1 Countdown||CNBC||7 a.m.|
|F1 Russian Grand Prix||CNBC||7:30 a.m.|
|F1 Extra||CNBC||10 a.m.|
|F1 Russian Grand Prix (Encore)||NBCSN||4 p.m.|