STAMFORD, Conn. – July 25, 2013 – NBC Sports Group will air 19 hours of motorsports coverage this weekend across NBC, NBC Sports Network and NBC Sports Live Extra. Coverage is highlighted by the Formula One™ Hungarian Grand Prix live at 7:30 a.m. ET this Sunday on NBC Sports Network, followed immediately by F1 Extra, a half-hour post-race show.
NBC Sports Network’s F1 coverage begins on Friday at 8 a.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 4 p.m. ET.
Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), who leads the F1 driver standings with 157 points, aims for his fifth victory of the season and third in four Grand Prixes after winning in his native Germany earlier this month. No. 4-ranked Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) took the checkered flag in last year’s Hungarian Grand Prix, and looks for his first win of the 2013 season.
In addition to F1, AMA Motocross will air live on NBC on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET and continue on NBC Sports Network at 4 p.m. ET. NBC will also air Octane Academy at 5 p.m.
NBC Sports Live Extra will also provide comprehensive, live streaming coverage of motorsports this weekend, including off-broadcast coverage of AMA Motocross at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday. A vast majority of coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
|Fri., July 26||Practice||NBCSN||8 a.m.|
|Sat., July 27||Practice Encore||NBCSN||12 a.m.|
|AMA Motocross||NBC Sports Live Extra||10:30 a.m.|
|AMA Motocross||NBC Sports Live Extra||1 p.m.|
|AMA Motocross||NBC||3 p.m.|
|AMA Motocross||NBCSN||4 p.m.|
|Octane Academy||NBC||5 p.m.|
|Qualifying Encore||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Sun., July 28||Hungarian Grand Prix||NBCSN||7:30 a.m.|
|F1 Extra||NBCSN||10 a.m.|
|Hungarian Grand Prix Encore||NBCSN||1 p.m.|
|F1 Extra Encore||NBCSN||3:30 p.m.|
COMMENTATORS: Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call the Hungarian 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 Hungaroring Circuit in Budapest, Hungary, and will also call the GP2 race.
Jeff Weigandt, Jeff Emig and Kelli Stavast will host AMA Motocross coverage from Spring Creek National in Millville, Minn.
NBC SPORTS DIGITAL & SOCIAL COVERAGE
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets – will live stream NBC Sports Network’s coverage of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, as well as qualifying on Saturday and practice on Friday. In addition, NBC Sports Live Extra will stream NBC & NBC Sports Network’s AMA Motocross coverage as well as off-broadcast coverage. A vast majority of coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the 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:
- NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
- NBC Sports Network 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.
MOTORSPORTSTALK: MotorSportsTalk (@MotorSportsTalk) on NBCSports.com brings racing fans up-to-the-minute news, video and information on Formula One™, IZOD IndyCar Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and all other motorsports racing from around the world. The site also serves as the destination for all news, analysis and video from NBC and NBC Sports Network productions of F1 and IndyCar, including contributions from on-air commentators.
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 RichlandF1.com;
- 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, FoxSports.com, created the Indy Racing Revolution blog and is a contributor to IndyCar’s IndyCar Nation blog.
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