British Grand Prix live across CNBC, NBC Sports App this weekend

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Formula 1 completes another back-to-back run of races with this weekend’s British Grand Prix from Silverstone, coming a week after the Austrian Grand Prix last weekend.

CNBC will air live TV coverage of both qualifying and the race, with all sessions being broadcast live on the NBC Sports app. NBCSN air FP2 on same day delay and re-air qualifying on Saturday.

Race day coverage begins live on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC, with qualifying being shown on Saturday live at 8 a.m. ET on CNBC.

Second practice will be shown live on the NBC Sports app from 8 a.m. ET on Friday before being replayed on NBCSN at 2 p.m. ET.

FP1 and FP3 will also be live on the NBC Sports app on Friday at 4 a.m. ET and Saturday at 5 a.m. ET respectively.

The ebb and flow of the 2017 Formula 1 season continued in Austria as, like in Russia, Valtteri Bottas stormed to a decisive victory courtesy of an excellent start and a brilliant defense against Sebastian Vettel. It has moved Bottas into serious championship discussion, just 15 points behind his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton now sits 20 points behind championship leader Vettel, who has gained 14 points on Hamilton over the last four races and finished ahead of him at Monaco, Azerbaijan and Austria. The fourth race in that stretch though was Canada.

As Canada was a happy hunting ground for Hamilton – he banked his sixth Canadian Grand Prix victory there last month – so too is his home country of Great Britain, where he’s enjoyed a lot of recent success.

Hamilton won his first British Grand Prix in epic style in the rain in 2008, and has added three straight wins here the last three years, giving him four overall at Silverstone.

With Nico Rosberg having won in 2013, it’s been since 2012 since a driver from a team other than Mercedes has won here – that was Mark Webber for Red Bull.

Vettel’s lone win at Silverstone came in 2009 with Red Bull. Ferrari, meanwhile, hasn’t won in Silverstone since 2011 with Fernando Alonso.

Beyond Hamilton, Vettel and Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen is the only other active British Grand Prix winner in the field – he won in his 2007 World Championship season with Ferrari – but he hasn’t looked a winner much of this year.

Among others to watch, Max Verstappen was second here last year but is mired in a rut of five DNFs in seven races, while teammate Daniel Ricciardo looks to grow his podium streak to six races in a row. He was third at Silverstone in 2014.

Bottas posted an incredible 14th to second place run in 2014 here with Williams, and looked a potential winner the next year before Williams misfired on his and Felipe Massa’s strategy, and both drivers fell off the podium to fourth and fifth.

Jolyon Palmer is the other British driver in the field, racing on home soil, but the Renault driver is yet to score a point this season. Doing so at Silverstone would be a good result for the sophomore who’s finished 11th, one spot outside the points, on numerous occasions this year.

Here’s the schedule, with stream links and TV network if applicable:

  • Practice 1: Friday, July 14, 4 a.m.-5:30 a.m. ET (Story; Full replay)
  • Practice 2: Friday, July 14, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. ET (Story; Full replay)
  • Practice 2 (Replay): Friday, July 14, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
  • Practice 3: Saturday, July 15, 5 a.m.-6 a.m. ET (Full replay)
  • Qualifying: Saturday, July 15, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. ET (CNBC)
  • Qualifying (Replay): Saturday, July 15, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
  • Pre-Race: Sunday, July 16, 7:30 a.m.-8 a.m. ET (CNBC)
  • Race: Sunday, July 16, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. ET (Story; Full replay)
  • Post-Race: Sunday, July 16, 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. ET (CNBC)

The next race is the Hungarian Grand Prix, on July 30.

Peacock to stream all Supercross and Motocross races in 2023, plus inaugural SuperMotocross Championship

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NBC Sports and Feld Motor Sports announced that Peacock and the NBC family of networks will stream all 31 races of the combined Monster Energy Supercross, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and the newly created SuperMotocross World Championship beginning January 7, 2023 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California and ending October 14 in the place where Supercross was born: the Los Angeles Coliseum.

The combined series will create a 10-month calendar of events, making it one of the longest professional sports’ seasons in the United States.

The agreement is for multiple years. The season finale will air live on Peacock and the USA Network.

Peacock will present live coverage of all races, qualifying and heats across both series. The 31 total races will mark a record for the combined number of Supercross and Pro Motocross events that NBC Sports will present in a single season.

NBC, USA Network and CNBC will provide coverage of all races, including the SuperMotocross World Championship Playoffs and Final, through 2023 and beyond. For more information about the Peacock streaming service, click here.

“With our wide array of live and original motorsports offerings, Peacock is a natural home for Supercross and Pro Motocross races,” said Rick Cordella, Chief Commercial Officer, Peacock. “We’re looking forward to providing fans with an easily-accessible destination to find every race all season long, including the exciting finish with the newly formed SuperMotocross World Championship.”

MORE: A conversation about media rights created the new SuperMotocross World Championship Series

The NBC family of networks has been home to Supercross for the past several seasons and this is a continuation of that relationship. The media rights for both series expired at the end of 2022, which allowed Supercross and Motocross to combine their efforts.

In fact, it was that conversation that led to the formation of the SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX).

The SMX series will begin on September 9, 2023 after the conclusion of the Pro Motocross season. Points will accumulate from both series to seed the SMX championship, which creates a record number of unified races.

“The SuperMotocross World Championship adds a new dimension to the annual Supercross and Pro Motocross seasons that will result in crowning the ultimate World Champion,” said Stephen C. Yaros, SVP Global Media and Supercross for Feld Motor Sports. “We are thrilled to be extending our relationship with NBC Sports so our fans can watch all the racing action streaming live on Peacock and the option to also watch select rounds on NBC, USA Network and CNBC.”

Complete 2023 coverage schedules for Supercross, Pro Motocross and the SuperMotocross World Championship on Peacock, NBC, USA Network and CNBC will be announced in the near future.