This week marks the conclusion of the 2016 Formula 1 season and along with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix comes the latest edition of the NBC Sports Group original series, Off the Grid.
Second free practice from Abu Dhabi airs at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN, and will lead straight into the premiere of Off the Grid: Japan at 9:30 a.m. ET.
Prior to the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, NBCSN’s Will Buxton and Jason Swales went into Tokyo for a McLaren Honda-themed episode.
Among the highlights:
- A real life Mario Kart experience through the streets of Tokyo with Maricar, where Will & Jason dressed up as Yoshi and Mario.
- Going to a Robot Restaurant in Tokyo with McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne.
- Visiting the Honda Collection Hall in Motegi, which features an array of Honda-powered race cars.
- Riding to Suzuka with Fernando Alonso & Jenson Button.
Again, Off the Grid: Japan premieres on NBCSN at 9:30 am ET on Friday, November 25, following FP2 for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. A re-air is scheduled for Sunday, November 27, at 2:30 a.m. ET. Both shows are on NBCSN.
Check out a full preview of the episode in the above video.