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Thursday, October 29th, 2015
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF FORMULA ONE MEXICAN GRAND PRIX THIS SUNDAY AT 2 P.M. ET ON NBC
Live Pre-Race Coverage Begins Sunday at 1:30 ET on NBC with F1 Extra
NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NBC Sports Live Extra Combine to Present Mexican Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying and Race Coverage
NBCSN Presents First “Round of Eight” NASCAR Sprint Cup Race from Martinsville this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 29, 2015 – Formula One heads “South of the Border” for the first time in nearly 25 years this weekend, as NBC Sports Group presents comprehensive coverage of Mexican Grand Prix, with live race coverage airing Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC.
In addition to Mexican Grand Prix coverage, NBC Sports Group will present the first “Round of Eight” NASCAR Sprint Cup race from Martinsville Speedway this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream this week’s Formula One and NASCAR coverage.
F1 MEXICAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 2 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Formula One returns to Mexico this weekend for the first time since 1992, as Force India driver Sergio Perez is set to become the first Mexican to race in his native grand prix since Pedro Rodriguez in 1970. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton clinched the F1 Drivers’ Championship last week at the U.S. Grand Prix, which is his second straight and third career title. American driver Alexander Rossi (Marussia) will appear in his fourth career F1 race, after he nearly scored points with a 12th place finish last week.
Live coverage begins Friday morning with Practice 1 at 11 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra, followed by Live Extra’s coverage of Practice 2 at 3 p.m. ET. NBCSN will televise same-day delayed coverage of Practice 1 at 1 p.m. ET, and Practice 2 at 11:30 p.m. ET. Live Extra will stream Practice 3 on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET, prior to live qualifying at 2 p.m. ET on CNBC.
Live pre-race coverage begins Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET with F1 Countdown on NBC, followed by the Mexican Grand Prix at 2 p.m. ET. F1 Extra will recap the race on NBC at 4 p.m. ET, and NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the race on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET.
Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call the Mexican 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 the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Mexico.
NBCSN PRESENTS FIRST “ROUND OF EIGHT” NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE FROM MARTINSVILLE THIS SUNDAY AT 1 P.M. ET
NBCSN presents the first “Round of Eight” NASCAR Sprint Cup race this Sunday at 1:15 p.m. ET. The first of four final 2015 races, Martinsville Speedway provides the final eight contention drivers the first opportunity to punch their ticket to the Championship in Miami. After last week’s controversial race conclusion, the tension will inevitably transfer into a hard weekend of racing from Ridgeway, Virginia.
Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR coverage from Martinsville.
Motorsports Coverage This Week on NBCSN & NBC Sports Live Extra (subject to change):
|Thur., October 29||NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., October 30||Sprint Cup Series First Practice – Martinsville||11:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice 1||11 a.m.||Live Extra|
|F1 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice 1*||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice 2||3 p.m.||Live Extra|
|Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Martinsville||4 p.m.||Live Extra|
|Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Martinsville*||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice 2*||11:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., October 31||Sprint Cup Series Second Practice – Martinsville||9 a.m.||CNBC|
|F1 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice 3||11 a.m.||Live Extra|
|Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Martinsville||12 p.m.||CNBC|
|F1 Mexican Grand Prix – Qualifying||3 p.m.||CNBC|
|Sun., November 1||F1 Mexican Grand Prix – Qualifying*||1 a.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America Sunday||11 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Race – Martinsville||1:15 p.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Countdown||1:30 p.m.||NBC|
|F1 Mexican Grand Prix||2 p.m.||NBC|
|F1 Extra||4 p.m.||NBC|
|The Post Race Show||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Victory Lap||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Mexican Grand Prix (Encore)||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
*denotes same-day delay
MOTORSPORTS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream this week’s motorsports coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV.
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.
MotorSportsTalk’s content is provided by top racing journalists and expert analysts, including:
- Luke Smith is creator and editor at Richland F1, which begins its second season this year. Smith works alongside Tony DiZinno in providing F1 content on MotorSportsTalk He’s on Twitter at @LukeSmithF1, primarily handling the F1 scene from Europe in great detail.
- Tony DiZinno has most recently served as web editor for RACER Magazine and provides open wheel coverage on MotorSportsTalk. DiZinno has more than seven years of experience in the industry. Follow him on Twitter at @TonyDiZinno.
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, and follow @F1onNBCSports for the latest F1 news.
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