Wednesday, November 5th, 2014


Live Coverage of Brazilian Grand Prix Begins Sunday at 10:30 a.m. ET on CNBC; NBC Airs Encore Presentation at 1 p.m. ET

Mercedes Teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg Battle For Season Championship

NBCSN Airs Practice on Friday at 11 a.m. ET; Qualifying Airs at Saturday at 11 a.m. ET on CNBC

STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 5, 2014 – NBC Sports Group will present more than 15 hours of comprehensive coverage of the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix this week across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, and NBC Sports Live Extra. Live coverage of the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday begins at 10:30 a.m. ET on CNBC. NBC will air an encore presentation of the race at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide streaming coverage of all practices, qualifying, and the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Team Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will continue their battle atop the F1 drivers’ championship standings this weekend in Sao Paolo. Hamilton currently leads Rosberg by 24 points with two races remaining in the 2014 season. Hamilton held off Rosberg last weekend at the United States Grand Prix for his 10th victory of the season, but Rosberg’s second-place finish ensured that the 2014 title will be determined at the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, Nov. 23.


Pos. Driver Team Points Wins
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 316 10
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 292 4
3 Daniel Ricciardo* Red Bull Racing-Renault 214 3
4 Valtteri Bottas* Williams-Mercedes 155 0
T-5 Sebastian Vettel* Red Bull Racing-Renault 149 0
T-5 Fernando Alonso* Ferrari 149 0

*Eliminated from championship contention


Coverage begins Friday at 7 a.m. ET with Practice 1 exclusively on NBC Sports Live Extra, followed by Practice 2 at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Live Extra will provide exclusive live coverage of Practice 3 on Saturday at 8 a.m. ET, and CNBC will present live qualifying at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday. CNBC will air live coverage of the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET, prior to NBC’s encore presentation of the Brazilian GP at 1 p.m. ET.

NBCSN will air encore presentations of qualifying on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, and the Brazilian GP on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.

Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call the Brazilian 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 Interlagos in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Pre-race coverage on F1 Countdown Sunday at 10:30 a.m. ET on CNBC will feature a look back at the great moments in Brazil’s F1 history by NBC Sports Group F1 essayist Sam Posey. In addition, NBC Sports Group motorsports analyst Townsend Bell will take fans on a drive around Interlagos in the iRacing Simulator on F1 Extra on Friday at 5 p.m. ET.

Motorsports Coverage This Week on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC & NBC Sports Live Extra (subject to change):


Date Program Time (ET) Network
Thurs., November 6 NASCAR AMERICA 5 p.m. NBCSN
Auctions America – Auburn (Encore) 7 p.m. NBCSN
Auctions America – Auburn (Encore) 9 p.m. NBCSN
Fri., November 7 Auctions America – Auburn (Encore) 12 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Practice 1 8 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Practice 2 11 a.m. NBCSN
Road To Mercedes (Encore) 12:30 p.m. NBCSN
F1 Countdown 5 p.m. NBCSN
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Practice 2 (Encore) 10:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., November 8 F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Practice 3 9 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Qualifying 11 a.m. CNBC
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore) 12:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., November 9 F1 Countdown 10:30 a.m. CNBC
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix 11 a.m. CNBC
F1 Countdown (Encore) 1 p.m. NBC
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix (Encore) 1:30 p.m. NBC
F1 Extra 3:30 p.m. NBC
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix (Encore) 4 p.m. NBCSN
F1 Extra (Encore) 6:30 p.m. NBCSN


MOTORSPORTS 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 streaming coverage of this week’s F1 Brazilian Grand Prix coverage. NBC Sports Live Extra’s F1 presentations allow viewers to access live on-board shots from various drivers, live shots on pit lane, highlights and an interactive track map.

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.

All live-event programming 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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