Wednesday, May 8, 2013

11 Hours of Formula 1 Racing on NBC Sports Network May 10-12

Get ready for the return of Formula 1 racing to NBC Sports Network. this weekend NBC Sports Network will feature 11 hours of coverage fromFormula 1, with the Spanish Grand Prix being the main feature. Here's the press release outlining this weeks coverage from NBC.

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013


Coverage Highlighted by the Formula One™ Spanish Grand Prix Live on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET; Encore at 2 p.m. ET

This Weekend’s Motorsports Coverage Begins on Friday at 8 a.m. ET with Live Formula One™ Practice

NEW YORK – May 8, 2013 – NBC Sports Network presents 13 hours of motorsports coverage this weekend highlighted by Formula One™’s Spanish Grand Prix, live on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET followed by NBC Sports Network’s post-race show F1 Extra. Coverage begins Friday at 8 a.m. ET with practice, followed by qualifying on Saturday at 8 a.m. ET.

Sebastian Vettel looks to extend his series lead after winning the Malaysia and Bahrain Grand Prixes with Red Bull Racing. Two-time world champion and Chinese Grand Prix winner Fernando Alonso of Team Ferrari returns to his native Spain as he looks to get back in the winner’s circle.

COMMENTATORS: Leigh Diffey will serve as lead announcer for this week’s Formula One race. Sharing the booth with Diffey will be former racecar driver David Hobbs and analyst Steve Matchett, a former race mechanic for the Benneton F1 team. Will Buxton, F1 insider and former journalist, will serve as the team’s on-site reporter from Catalan, Spain.

In addition to Formula One coverage, NBC Sports Network presents Stadium Super Trucks on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports Network’s Motorsports Coverage This Weekend (subject to change):
DateCoverageTime (ET)
Fri., May 10Practice8 a.m.
Sat., May 11Practice Encore1 a.m.
Sat., May 11Qualifying8 a.m.
Sun., May 11Qualifying Encore1 a.m.
Sun., May 12Spanish Grand Prix7:30 a.m.
Sun., May 12F1 Extra10 a.m.
Sun., May 12Stadium Super Trucks1 p.m.
Sun., May 12Spanish Grand Prix Encore2 p.m.
Sun., May 12F1 Extra Encore4:30 p.m.

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will live stream the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, May 12, as well as qualifying on Saturday, May 11, and practice on Friday, May 10. The coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

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