Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Formula 1 continues on NBCSN and CNBC this weekend

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If you missed it last weekend, rest assured you probably aren't alone. Formula 1 was live last week on CNBC due to the Tour de France. This week is no different. NBC has outlined their weekend of Motorsports coverage, and the German Grand Prix will air live on CNBC Sunday morning. It will also air on its traditional home, NBC Sports Network, with taped coverage virtually everyday. In something that is a little new, NBC Sports Extra will air the practice rounds live. 

For our bilingual fans, Univision Deportes will air live coverage of the German Grand Prix qualifying races, and both Univision Deportes and UniMas will air the German Grand Prix live Sunday morning, though with a 8 AM start (compared to CNBC's 7:30 AM start).

Formula 1 isn't the only race in town this week. NBC will also air the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross AMA Red Bull RedBud National 450 and 250 Moto II events on Saturday. NBC has the 450 live at 3 PM while NBC Sports Network has the 250 live at 4 PM. FUEL TV airs Moto I of both events live at 2 PM.

Below is the press release outlining NBC's weekend plans.


Coverage Highlighted by Formula One™ German Grand Prix on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 3, 2013 – NBC Sports Group will air more than 17 hours of motorsports coverage this weekend across NBC, NBC Sports Network and CNBC. Coverage is highlighted by the Formula One™ German Grand Prix live at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC, followed immediately by F1 Extra, a half-hour post-race show this Sunday.
NBC Sports Network’s F1 coverage begins on Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET with practice, followed by live qualifying on Saturday at 8 a.m. ET. NBC Sports Network will also air GP2, F1’s developmental series, on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.
German natives Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), who leads the F1 driver standings with 132 points, and Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), who has won two of the last three Grand Prixes (Monaco and British), aim to win for the first time on native soil.  No.2-ranked Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), who topped the podium at the German Grand Prix last year, looks to win his fourth.
In addition to F1, AMA Motocross will air on NBC Saturday at 3 p.m. ET and continue on NBC Sports Network at 4 p.m. ET. Desafio Ruta, a part of the Dakar Series, will air on NBC Sports Network at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday. On Sunday, NBC will air Octane Academy at 3:30 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Live Extra will also provide robust live streaming of motorsports coverage this weekend.
Fri., July 5Practice LiveNBC Sports Live Extra8 a.m.
PracticeNBCSN4:30 p.m.
Sat., July 6Practice EncoreNBCSN1:30 a.m.
QualifyingNBCSN8:00 a.m.
AMA MotocrossNBC3 p.m.
AMA MotocrossNBCSN4 p.m.
 Dakar Series: Desafio RutaNBCSN7 p.m.
Sun., July 7Qualifying EncoreNBCSN1:30 a.m.
German Grand PrixCNBC7:30 a.m.
F1 ExtraCNBC10 a.m.
German Grand Prix EncoreNBCSN11 a.m.
F1 ExtraNBCSN1:30 p.m.
GP2NBCSN2 p.m.
Octane AcademyNBC3:30 p.m.

COMMENTATORS: Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call the German Grand Prix and will be joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett. F1 insider Will Buxton will serve as the team’s on-site reporter from Nurburgring Circuit in Nurburg, Germany. He will also call the GP2 race.
Jeff WeigandtJeff Emig and Erin Coscarelli will host AMA Motocross coverage from Buchanan, Mich.
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will live stream CNBC’s coverage of the German Grand Prix and F1 Extra, NBC Sports Network’s live coverage of F1 qualifying and AMA Motocross, and NBC’s coverage of AMA Motocross. Live coverage of F1 practice will be streamed to PCs. This week’s motorsports coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD 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.
Coverage airing on:
  • NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra.
  • NBC Sports Network and CNBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere.” “TV Everywhere” is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
Click here for the participating cable/satellite/telco companies offering NBC Sports Live Extra:
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MotorSportsTalk’s content is provided by top racing journalists and expert analysts, including:
  • Keith Collantine (@KeithCollantine), editor and creator of the F1Fanatic blog;
  • Luke Smith (@LukeSmithF1) creator of the F1 site;
  • Tony DiZinno (@TonyDiZinno), who has written for RACER Magazine and has covered IndyCar and NASCAR since 2006;
  • Writer Christopher Estrada (@estradawriting) who has written for the Boston Globe,, created the Indy Racing Revolution blog and is a contributor to IndyCar’s IndyCar Nation blog.

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