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Off The Grid: Austria preview (premieres 10/21 on NBCSN)

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This weekend marks the NBC Sports Group’s biggest weekend of F1 TV coverage this season, with all sessions on TV from Circuit of The Americas in Austin for the weekend’s United States Grand Prix. Race coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, on NBC.

However, not to be overlooked and also a big part of the weekend is the latest edition of Off the Grid.

Off the Grid: Austria premieres on Friday, Oct. 21 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN following the conclusion of live Practice 1 from Austin.

NBCSN’s Will Buxton and Jason Swales took some time over the Austrian Grand Prix weekend back in July to go behind the scenes of the race and lift the lid on life inside the F1 paddock.

In this episode, OTG’s pair goes on a Red Bull Racing-themed journey through Austria behind the wheel of a 2016 Aston Martin Vanquish, to help highlight the partnership between those two companies.

There’s a visit to Hangar 7, Red Bull’s famed home to historic race cars and aircraft where Jason is lucky enough to snag a ride on Red Bull’s DC-6 plane.

Additional interviews follow as Will speaks to Niki Lauda, and then enjoys a laugh and a lot of insight in an extended chat with Red Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen.

Off The Grid: Austria premieres on NBCSN at 12:30 pm ET on Friday, October 21, following FP1 for the United States Grand Prix. Re-airs are scheduled for Friday, October 28, at 2:30 p.m. ET and Saturday, October 29, at 1:30 p.m. ET – both on NBCSN.

Check out a full preview of the episode in the above video.