NBC Sports Presents Live Coverage of F1 U.S. Grand Prix from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC
FORMULA ONE IN AMERICA
Leigh Diffey Exclusive Interview with Lewis Hamilton; Win Would Mark First Time F1 Title is Decided on U.S. Soil in More Than 30 Years
Feature on Alexander Rossi – First American-Born F1 Driver in Nearly 10 Years
Steve Matchett Interviews Team Owner Gene Haas; Haas F1 Team Debuting in 2016 as First American F1 Team in 30 Years
Veteran Motorsports Essayist Sam Posey Profiles F1 in America
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 22, 2015 – The 2015 Formula One Drivers’ Championship can be decided on American soil for the first time in more than 30 years on network television this weekend, as NBC Sports presents live coverage of the United States Grand Prix from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. Sunday’s coverage begins with F1 Countdown at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra will combine to air live coverage of all three practices, qualifying and Sunday’s grand prix, beginning with live coverage of Practice 1 this Friday at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN. NBC Sports Group’s F1 broadcast team of announcer Leigh Diffey, veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett, and F1 insider Will Buxton will call the action on-site from COTA.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is on the verge of his third career and second consecutive F1 title, and will need to outscore Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by nine points and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by two points to clinch the title. If Hamilton secures the title, it would mark the first time the F1 Drivers’ Championship was decided on American soil since 1982. Click here for more information on clinching scenarios.
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will stream all of this week’s comprehensive U.S Grand Prix coverage.
FORMULA ONE IN AMERICA HIGHLIGHTED IN U.S. GRAND PRIX COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND
NBC Sports Group will highlight numerous F1 storylines involving American drivers and teams this weekend at COTA. Coverage will include:
- An exclusive interview with Leigh Diffey and Lewis Hamilton, who has won twice at COTA;
- A profile on Alexander Rossi (Marussia), the first American-born F1 driver since Scott Speed in 2007. Rossi talks about appearing in his first F1 grand prix this year and racing in his home country’s grand prix;
- A feature on the Haas F1 Team, which will make its debut in 2016 as the first American F1 team in 30 years. Steve Matchett will speak with Team Owner Gene Haas, Team Principal Guenther Steiner, and driver Romain Grosjean, who will race for Haas in 2016.
- Veteran motorsports essayist Sam Posey will offer his perspective on Formula One in America.
F1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 3 P.M. ET ON NBC
Comprehensive live coverage of all practices, qualifying and the grand prix from Austin begins Friday on NBCSN with Practice 1 at 11 a.m. ET, followed by Practice 2 at 3 p.m. ET. Saturday’s coverage on NBCSN commences at 12:30 p.m. ET with Practice 3, followed by qualifying at 2 p.m. ET. Sunday’s pre-race coverage on NBC begins at 2:30 p.m. ET with F1 Countdown, followed by the U.S. Grand Prix at 3 p.m. ET, and post-race coverage on NBC at 5 p.m. ET. NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Formula One Coverage This Week on NBC and NBCSN (subject to change):
|Fri., October 23||F1 U.S. Grand Prix – Practice 1||11 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 U.S. Grand Prix – Practice 2||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., October 24||F1 U.S. Grand Prix – Practice 3||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 U.S. Grand Prix – Qualifying||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., October 25||F1 Countdown||2:30 p.m.||NBC|
|F1 U.S. Grand Prix||3 p.m.||NBC|
|F1 Extra||5 p.m.||NBC|
|F1 U.S. Grand Prix (Encore)||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
MOTORSPORTS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, 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.
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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.
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