Here are your Spanish GP times on NBCSN, Live Extra

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The Formula 1 season shifts fully to Europe for the next long period of the year, save for the trip to the Canadian Grand Prix in June. First up in the traditional European season is the Spanish Grand Prix, which airs this weekend on NBCSN.

Full times and coverage details are below:

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) aims for his eighth consecutive win this weekend, as NBCSN presents live coverage of the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix this Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET. Pre-race coverage starts at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN withF1 Countdown.

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will provide comprehensive streaming coverage of practice, qualifying, and the Spanish Grand Prix.

F1 SPANISH GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN

Rosberg has dominated the F1 circuit to begin the 2016 campaign, rattling off four consecutive wins to start the season, including his first ever “grand slam” at the Russian Grand Prix on May 1, as he led every lap from the pole and set the race’s fastest lap.

Rosberg has won seven consecutive races dating back to the 2015 campaign, tied with F1 legends Alberto Ascari and Michael Schumacher for the second-most consecutive wins in F1 history. With a win in Spain this weekend, Rosberg would move within one of Sebastian Vettel’s F1 record nine straight victories. Rosberg won his first Spanish Grand Prix last year, holding off Mercedes teammateLewis Hamilton.

Eight different drivers have won the Spanish Grand Prix the past eight years, including Hamilton, Fernando Alonso (McLaren), and current Ferrari teammates Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.

Live coverage begins exclusively on NBC Sports Live Extra on Friday morning at 4 a.m. ET with Practice 1, followed by NBCSN’s live coverage of Practice 2 at 8 a.m. ET. Live Extra’s coverage continues Saturday at 5 a.m. ET with Practice 3, followed by live qualifying at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Live Spanish Grand Prix coverage begins Sunday morning at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

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 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.

NBCSN will also present the GP2 race from Spain on Sunday at 6 a.m. ET, leading into pre-race coverage of the F1 Spanish Grand Prix.

Following is this week’s F1 coverage schedule on NBCSN:

Date Program Network Time (ET)
Fri., May 13 F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Practice 1 NBC Sports Live Extra 4 a.m.
F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Practice 2 NBCSN 8 a.m.
Sat., May 14 F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Practice 3 NBC Sports Live Extra 5 a.m.
Off The Grid – Austin NBCSN 6 a.m.
F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Practice 2 (Encore) NBCSN 6:30 a.m.
F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Qualifying NBCSN 8 a.m.
Sun., May 15 GP2 – Spain NBCSN 6 a.m.
F1 Countdown NBCSN 7 a.m.
F1 Spanish Grand Prix NBCSN 7:30 a.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.”