Here are your Austrian Grand Prix times on CNBC, NBCSN, & app

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With the Tour de France starting this weekend, it jumbles the networks around a little bit for Formula 1 coverage and so CNBC is the channel to know and memorize if you want to watch LIVE coverage of both qualifying and the race for this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix.

Encores of both qualifying and the race are scheduled for noon ET each of Saturday and Sunday on NBCSN.

Full times and details for this weekend’s coverage across the NBC Sports Group networks, are below. All F1 sessions are live streamed via the NBC Sports app, which has been rebranded after formerly being known as NBC Sports Live Extra.

NBC Sports Group’s presentation of the 2016 Formula One Championship continues this week with live coverage of the Austrian Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC.

In addition to this weekend’s F1 Austrian Grand Prix, coverage includes Red Bull Global RallyCross action from MCAS New River on Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m. ET on NBC,  the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Red Bull National event on Saturday on NBCSN, and NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY series races Friday and Saturday on NBC and NBCSN.

F1 AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON CNBC

The Formula One season rolls on this weekend with live coverage of the Austrian Grand Prix on CNBC, as Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) looks for his third consecutive Austrian GP victory. Rosberg began the 2016 season with four consecutive wins, and earned his fifth victory at the European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan on June 13, besting Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by nearly 17 seconds. Rosberg now leads the F1 driver standings with 141 points, followed by Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton (117 points) and Vettel (96 points).

Coverage begins Friday on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app at 4 a.m. ET with Practice 1, followed by NBCSN’s coverage of Practice 2 at 8 a.m. ET. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream coverage of Practice 3 on Saturday at 5 a.m. ET, prior to CNBC’s live coverage of qualifying at 8 a.m. ET. Live race coverage from Red Bull Ring begins Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC. NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday at noon 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 Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria.

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Fri., July 1 F1 Austrian Grand Prix – Practice 1 4 a.m. NBCSports.com
F1 Austrian Grand Prix – Practice 2 8 a.m. NBCSN
Off The Grid 9:30 a.m. NBCSN
Sat., July 2 F1 Austrian Grand Prix – Practice 3 5 a.m. NBCSports.com
F1 Austrian Grand Prix – Qualifying 8 a.m. CNBC
F1 Austrian Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore) Noon NBCSN
Sun., July 3 F1 Austrian Grand Prix 7:30 a.m. CNBC
F1 Extra 10 a.m. CNBC
F1 Austrian Grand Prix (Encore) Noon NBCSN
F1 Extra (Encore) 2:30 p.m. NBCSN

Dean Wilson’s life as a privateer reconnects the rider to his roots

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One of the added benefits of subscribing to NBC Sports Gold is the in-depth interviews from each Saturday’s action. Last week between the first and second rounds of qualification for the Glendale Supercross race, a relaxed and confident Dean Wilson joined Race Day Live’s Daniel Blair and Jim Holley to review his fourth-place finish in the season opener and his mindset moving forward.

Losing factory support from Rockstar / Husqvarna at the end of 2018 was not exactly what Wilson had in mind, but after getting off to a great start in the first two races this season, it may well have been a blessing in disguise.

The life of a privateer is not exactly relaxed, but it affords a rider the opportunity to call his own shots. For Wilson, it is also a way to reconnect with the grassroots feel that attracted him to Supercross in the first place.

“I think that’s what I like,” Wilson said on Race Day Live. “I think that’s the environment and atmosphere I like – it’s just more low key. At Anaheim I, you would think I was local racing at Glen Helen. I had a Sprinter and I had another trailer just to chill in, do my spins. It was so cold I had a little propane heater to warm me up. But I like that. That’s what works for me.”

MORE: Dean Wilson’s Cinderella story at Anaheim 

The program Wilson was able to put together during the offseason produced back-to back top 10s – a much better start to the 2019 season than he experienced last year.

In 2018, Wilson did not score a top 10 until his fourth feature at San Diego. His first top five would not come until late March in Indianapolis.

This year Wilson got the hole shot and led 14 laps at Anaheim in the opener before finishing fourth. Last week in Glendale, he finished eighth.

“What was going through my head was ‘it’s about time; it’s about five years too late to lead some laps here,’ ” Wilson described his emotion as he led at Anaheim. “It was nice because I did a lot of work in the off-season and my starts were really good. The thing is I haven’t over-analyzed my starts and practice.”

At Anaheim I, Wilson struggled with visibility as his goggles began to get fouled by mud. A once comfortable lead was eroded by Justin Barcia. With pressure from behind, Wilson made a minor mistake that was then compounded by lapped traffic.

“I was leading my laps; I was just trying to hit my marks. I was doing really well until I made a couple of mistakes. I couldn’t hit that middle double, double … the rut was getting real chewed out, but I was already on the right side where you couldn’t double the middle part so you had to go roll, roll, roll – and Barcia was already on me.”

Wilson’s pair of top 10s was enough to keep him fifth in the standings, three points behind Glendale’s winner Blake Baggett.

For more, watch the video above.

Next Race: Anaheim II Jan. 19, 11 p.m., NBCSN

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