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Thursday, April 13th, 2017

NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF FORMULA ONE BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX THIS WEEKEND

F1 Bahrain Grand Prix – Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on CNBC; Encore Presentation Airs Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Red Bull Air Race – San Diego – Monday Morning at 1 a.m. ET/Sunday Night at 10 p.m. PT Following NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Coverage on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 13, 2017 – NBC Sports Group continues its presentation of the 2017 Formula One season this weekend with comprehensive coverage of the F1 Bahrain Grand Prix, as Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel clash at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on CNBC.

In addition, NBCSN will present coverage of this weekend’s Red Bull Air Race event from San Diego, Calif., early Monday morning at 1 a.m. ET/late Sunday night at 10 p.m. PT, immediately following NHL Stanley Cup Playoff coverage.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will provide streaming coverage of this week’s Formula One and Red Bull Air Race action.
FORMULA ONE BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 11 A.M. ET ON CBNC

The 2017 F1 campaign drives on to Bahrain this weekend for the third event of the season. Lewis Hamilton won last weekend’s event in China for his first victory of the season, holding off rival Sebastian Vettel, who won the season opener in Melbourne. The two have set the stage for what appears to be a season-long duel atop the standings. Hamilton and Vettel have combined to win seven of the last nine F1 Drivers’ Championships.

Live coverage begins exclusively on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app tomorrow at 7 a.m. ET with Practice 1, followed by NBCSN’s live coverage of Practice 2 at 11 a.m. ET. Streaming coverage continues 9 a.m. ET with Practice 3, followed by qualifying at 12:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. F1 Countdown airs Sunday at 10:30 a.m. ET on CNBC, leading into live coverage of the Bahrain Grand Prix at 11 a.m. ET, and full race analysis on F1 Extra at 1 p.m. ET on CNBC. NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the race at 4 p.m. ET.

Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s action, 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 Bahrain International Circuit.
RED BULL AIR RACE – SAN DIEGO – MONDAY MORNING AT 1 A.M ET/SUNDAY NIGHT AT 10 P.M. PT FOLLOWING NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF COVERAGE

NBCSN presents the second event of the Red Bull Air Race season this Monday morning at 1 a.m. ET/late Sunday night at 10 p.m. PT, immediately following Stanley Cup Playoff coverage. Nicolas Ivanoff won the most recent event in San Diego, which was held in 2009. Martin Sonka won his first career Red Bull Air Race event at the season opener in Abu Dhabi, while veteran American Red Bull Air Race pilot Michael Goulian finished in sixth place. Coverage of the event begins on NBCSports.com and the NBCSports app on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET with streaming coverage of qualifying.

Following is this week’s motorsports coverage schedule on NBCSN:

Date Program Network Time (ET)
Fri., April 14 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix – Practice 1 Streaming* 7 a.m.
Mecum Auctions – Kissimmee (Encore) NBCSN 9 a.m.
F1 Bahrain Grand Prix – Practice 2 NBCSN 11 a.m.
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East – Greenville Pickens NBCSN 6 p.m.
Sat., April 15 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix – Practice 3 Streaming* 9 a.m.
F1 Bahrain Grand Prix – Qualifying Streaming* 11 a.m.
F1 Bahrain Grand Prix – Qualifying NBCSN 12:30 p.m.
Red Bull Air Race San Diego – Qualifying Streaming* 7 p.m.
Sun., April 16 F1 Countdown CNBC 10:30 a.m.
F1 Bahrain Grand Prix CNBC 11 a.m.
F1 Extra CNBC 1 p.m.
F1 Bahrain Grand Prix (Encore) NBCSN 4 p.m.
Mon., April 17 Red Bull Air Race San Diego NBCSN 1 a.m.

*NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app

NBC SPORTS GROUP STREAMING, DIGITAL AND SOCIAL CONTENT

NBC Sports Group will provide comprehensive streaming and digital coverage surrounding its motorsports properties via NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – and NASCAR Talk and MotorSportsTalk, NBC Sports Group’s digital home for the latest motorsports news.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will provide season-long live streaming coverage of all Formula One practices, qualifying sessions and Grands Prix, including exclusive coverage of practices that will not air on NBC or NBCSN.  NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream NASCAR and IndyCar content that will air on NBC and NBCSN (race coverage and some practice and qualifying), as well as the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Red Bull Global RallyCross series, and Red Bull Air Race.

MOTORSPORTSTALK: MotorSportsTalk (@MotorSportsTalk) on NBCSports.com brings racing fans up-to-the-minute news, video and information on Formula One, the Verizon IndyCar Series, and other open-wheel and off-road racing from around the world. The site also serves as the destination for all news, analysis and video from NBC and NBCSN productions of IndyCar and F1, including contributions from on-air commentators.

SOCIAL: NBC Sports Group will continue to provide comprehensive motorsports social coverage across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. On Twitter, fans can follow @MotorsportsTalk for all-encompassing content across NBC Sports Group’s motorsports properties. @NASCARonNBC and@NASCARTalkNBC share the latest NASCAR content, @F1onNBCSports provides the latest news in Formula One, and @IndyCaronNBCSN delivers up-to-the-minute information on the Verizon IndyCar Series.

 

In addition, the NASCAR on NBC Facebook page will provide users with videos, interactive content and much more. Fans should also “like” NBC Sports on Facebook for the most up-to-date news, videos and commentary about NBC Sports Group’s motorsports properties.

 

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