FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 19th, 2013
FORMULA ONE DRIVERS RACE “UNDER THE LIGHTS” AT SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX LIVE ON NBCSN THIS WEEKEND
Formula One’s Night-Time Event Highlights More Than 15 Hours of Motorsports Coverage This Weekend
Live Coverage of Singapore Grand Prix Begins Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 19, 2013 – Formula One’s top drivers will race “under the lights” this weekend at the SingTel Singapore Grand Prix, highlighting NBCSN’s 15.5 hours of motorsports coverage. Live coverage of the Singapore Grand Prix, Formula One’s original night-time race, will begin on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on NBCSN.
NBCSN’s live coverage of the Singapore Grand Prix begins with practice on Friday at 9:30 a.m. ET. Coverage of qualifying will be live streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets – on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET, and can be seen on NBCSN at 3:30 p.m. ET. F1 Extra, NBC Sports Group’s half-hour post-race show, will air immediately following the conclusion of the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday.
The 2008 Singapore Grand Prix was Formula One’s inaugural night-time race. The illuminated Marina Bay Street Circuit continues to serve as the star of one of F1’s premier annual events, and remains the only F1 race to be held “under the lights”.
Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) aims for his third straight victory in the Singapore Grand Prix after taking the checkered flag the past two years. Vettel leads the F1 driver standings with 221 points and looks to build on his momentum following a first-place finish at the Italian Grand Prix two weeks ago. Vettel has won four of the last six races on the F1 schedule, and leads second-ranked Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) by 47 points. Vettel and Alonso have combined to win four of five races at the Marina Bay Street Circuit since F1’s return to Singapore in 2008; Vettel stood atop the podium the past two years, while Alonso took the checkered flag in 2008 and 2010.
NBCSN will also air episodes of Mobil 1 The Grid and TRANSLOGIC this week as part of NBC Sports Group’s motorsports coverage.
|Thur., September 19||Mobil 1 The Grid||NBCSN||9 p.m.|
|Fri., September 20||F1 Singapore Grand Prix – Practice||NBCSN||9:30 a.m.|
|Sat., September 21||F1 Singapore Grand Prix – Practice (Encore)||NBCSN||1 a.m.|
|F1 Singapore Grand Prix – Qualifying||NBC Sports Live Extra||9:30 a.m.|
|F1 Singapore Grand Prix – Qualifying||NBCSN||3:30 p.m.|
|Sun., September 22||F1 Singapore Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore)||NBCSN||1 a.m.|
|F1 Singapore Grand Prix||NBCSN||7:30 a.m.|
|F1 Extra||NBCSN||10 a.m.|
|F1 Singapore Grand Prix (Encore)||NBCSN||1:30 p.m.|
|F1 Extra (Encore)||NBCSN||4 p.m.|
|*Dates and times subject to change|
COMMENTATORS: Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call the Singapore 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 the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
FORMULA ONE ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will provide live comprehensive streaming coverage of the Singapore Grand Prix, as well as practice and qualifying in the days preceding the race . 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 home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. 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 NBCSN 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,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
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