NBC Sports Network Presents 20 Hours Of Formula One™ And 2013 Izod Indycar Series Coverage This Weekend

nbc-sportsF1’s Bahrain Grand Prix Live on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET

IndyCar Highlighted by Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Live on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET

NEW YORK – April 17, 2013 – NBC Sports Network presents more 20 hours of motorsports coverage this weekend featuring the fourth Formula One™ and third 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series races of the 2013 season this weekend. Coverage is highlighted by live race, qualifying and practice coverage of the Bahrain Grand Prix and NBC Sports Network’s post-race show, F1 Extra. IndyCar coverage continues with the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, which includes qualifying and the return of Firestone Indy Lights.

NBC Sports Network’s Motorsports Coverage This Weekend (subject to change, all times ET):

DATE EVENT TIME (ET)
Fri., April 19 F1: Bahrain Practice 7 a.m.
Sat., April 20 F1: Bahrain Qualifying 7 a.m.
Sat., April 20 F1: GP2 4:30 p.m.
Sat., April 20 IndyCar: Long Beach Qualifying 6 p.m.
Sun., April 21 F1: Bahrain Qualifying Encore 1 a.m.
Sun., April 21 F1: Bahrain Grand Prix 7:30 a.m.
Sun., April 21 F1 Extra 10 a.m.
Sun., April 21 F1: Bahrain Grand Prix Encore Noon
Sun., April 21 F1 Extra Encore 2:30 p.m.
Sun., April 21 Indy Lights: Streets of Long Beach 3 p.m.
Sun., April 21 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach 4 p.m.
Tues., April 23 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Re-Air 1 a.m.


FORMULA ONE
: NBC Sports Network continues its live coverage of Formula One™ this weekend with the Bahrain Grand Prix, airing at 7:30 a.m. ET on Sunday morning, April 21, followed by F1 Extra at 10 a.m. ET. Extensive coverage of the Bahrain Grand Prix includes live practice on Friday, April 19, at 7 a.m. ET, live qualifying on Saturday, April 20, at 7 a.m. ET, plus GP2, F1’s developmental series, at 4:30 p.m. ET.

F1 COMMENTATORS: Leigh Diffey serves as lead announcer for this week’s F1 race. Sharing the booth with Diffey is former multiple series race car driver David Hobbs and analyst Steve Matchett, a former race mechanic for the Benneton F1 team. Will Buxton, F1 insider and former journalist, is the team’s on-site reporter from Bahrain.

F1 EXTRA: NBC Sports Network’s post-race show, F1 Extra, will air live after the Bahrain Grand Prix with an encore on Sunday, April 14, at 2:30 p.m. ET. The 30-minute wrap-up show will be handled by the F1 team of Diffey, Hobbs, Matchett and Buxton from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.

DATE EVENT TIME (ET)
Fri., April 19 Bahrain Practice 7 a.m.
Sat., April 20 Bahrain Qualifying 7 a.m.
Sat., April 20 GP2 4:30 p.m.
Sun., April 21 Bahrain Qualifying Encore 1 a.m.
Sun., April 21 Bahrain Grand Prix 7:30 a.m.
Sun., April 21 F1 Extra 10 a.m.
Sun., April 21 Bahrain Grand Prix Encore Noon
Sun., April 21 F1 Extra Encore 2:30 p.m.


2013 IZOD INDYCAR SERIES:
NBC Sports Network’s coverage of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series continues with the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, April 21 at 4 p.m. ET, live from Long Beach, Calif. The race will be preceded by Firestone Indy Lights at 3 p.m. ET. IndyCar qualifying airs on Saturday, April 20, at 6 p.m. ET.

INDYCAR COMMENTATORS: Brian Till helms NBC Sports Network’s IndyCar booth. He is joined by race analyst and former NASCAR driver Wally Dallenbach, Jr. and IndyCar driver Townsend Bell.

Jon Beekhuis reports from pit road. Veterans Kevin Lee and Marty Snider manage the pit, and are joined by Robin Miller, the network’s IndyCar reporter.

DATE EVENT TIME (ET)
Sat., April 20 IndyCar Qualifying 6 p.m.
Sun., April 21 Firestone Indy Lights 3 p.m.
Sun., April 21 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach 4 p.m.
Tues., April 23 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Encore 1 a.m.


MOTORSPORTSTALK
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