After a trip to North America last weekend and a bit of unexpected jostling owing to unforeseen, unfortunate circumstances in Orlando, Formula 1 returns to the airwaves this weekend in a more normal European time slot for the first trip to Baku, Azerbaijan, and the return of the European Grand Prix.
The race is scheduled to air back on NBCSN after the last two races at Monaco and Canada have aired on NBC. Race coverage starts at 8 a.m. ET on Sunday on NBCSN.
Here are the full times and details:
F1 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 8:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
The F1 European Grand Prix returns to the schedule for the first time since 2012 this weekend, and will take place in Azerbaijan at the Baku City Circuit for the first time in the racing circuit’s history. Lewis Hamilton won his fifth Canadian Grand Prix last weekend in Montreal, his second consecutive win after going winless in the first five races of 2016. Hamilton’s win in Montreal coupled with teammate fifth-place finish have brought the two-time defending champion within nine points of Rosberg in the Championship standings. The European Grand Prix has been held at various locations, most recently at the Valencia Street Circuit in Spain in 2012.
Coverage begins Friday on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app at 5 a.m. ET with Practice 1, followed by NBCSN’s coverage of Practice 2 at 9 a.m. ET. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream coverage of Practice 3 on Saturday at 6 a.m. ET, prior to NBCSN’s live coverage of qualifying at 9 a.m. ET. NBCSN will present pre-race coverage on F1 Countdown on Sunday at 8 a.m. ET, leading into the European Grand Prix at 8:30 a.m. ET. NBCSN will also air an encore presentation Sunday night at 6 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Group’s lead F1 broadcast team of Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett will call the action. F1 insider Will Buxton will report on-site from the Baku City Circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan.
|Fri., June 17||F1 European Grand Prix – Practice 1||5 a.m.||NBCSports.com|
|F1 European Grand Prix – Practice 2||9 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 18||F1 European Grand Prix – Practice 3||6 a.m.||NBCSports.com|
|F1 European Grand Prix – Qualifying||9 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 19||F1 Countdown||8 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 European Grand Prix||8:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Extra||11 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 European Grand Prix (Encore)||6 p.m.||NBCSN|