Here are your Russian GP times on CNBC, NBCSN and Live Extra


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:


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.

Date Program Network Time (ET)
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.

Supercross: Talon Hawkins to debut in Houston in relief of Jalek Swoll


Talon Hawkins, 19, will make his Monster Energy Supercross debut on a 250 this week in Houston, Texas as a fill-in rider for Jalek Swoll.

During the Anaheim 2 weekend, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team announced Swoll underwent successful surgery to repair a broken arm suffered in a practice crash.

That same weekend, Hawkins made some noise. He took the lead from teammate Casey Cohran on Lap 2 of the 250 SX Futures Main and led for three laps before he was overtaken by eventual winner Daxton Bennick. Cochran also got around him to push Hawkins to third.

This will not be Hawkins SuperMotocross professional debut, however; he made three Lucas Oil Pro Motocross starts last year with results of 19th at Spring Creek in Millville, Minnesota, 27th at Ironman in Crawfordsville, Indiana and a best finish of 17th in the season finale at Fox Raceway in Pala, California.

Hawkins also has a top-10 finish in the 125 All-Star division at Pala in 2019 riding a Husqvarna.

Speaking with before the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals, Hawkins predicted his future with Husqvarna would come down to how he performed in that race.

“It all just comes down to how I perform at Loretta’s,” Hawkins said. “Say I do really well, I get a top three in both classes and do a pretty solid job, I would like to go pro and just kind of finish out the rest of the series. But there’s also the option of waiting a little bit longer, going back out to [Aldon] Baker’s [Factory] or going anywhere and training, and just being prepared. I’m also open to that too. Honestly, it’s whatever the team wants. Whatever we think is the best option is what we’re going to go with. So, I don’t really have a plan right now, just looking into the future.”

Hawkins finished third overall in the 125 B/C and Schoolboy divisions at the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals.