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Live F1 qualifying to air on CNBC for last 3 Grands Prix

Oct 30, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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NBC Sports Group will present qualifying for three November Formula One Grands Prix on NBCUniversal’s CNBC, the leading global brand in business news and analysis distributed to more than 100 million U.S. households. Qualifying coverage for the Abu Dhabi, United States, and Brazilian Grands Prix had not yet been announced.

Live qualifying coverage begins this Saturday, Nov. 2 at 9 a.m. ET on CNBC from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Qualifying coverage continues on CNBC on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. ET for the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Live Formula One coverage on CNBC concludes Saturday, Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. ET with the Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Sat., November 2 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Qualifying CNBC 9 a.m.
Sat., November 16 United States Grand Prix – Qualifying CNBC 1 p.m.
Sat., November 23 Brazilian Grand Prix – Qualifying CNBC 11 a.m.

NBC Sports Group’s F1 broadcast team of Leigh Diffey (announcer), David Hobbs (analyst), and Steve Matchett (analyst) will provide live commentary for all F1 qualifying sessions on CNBC. F1 insider Will Buxton will serve as the team’s on-site reporter. Diffey, Hobbs, and Matchett will also be on-site for the United States Grand Prix qualifying.

Live coverage of the Abu Dhabi, United States, and Brazilian Grand Prixes can be seen on NBCSN. Coverage will also stream live exclusively via NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.

Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of home and on multiple platforms.

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.

Coverage airing on NBCSN 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.

  1. indycarseries500 - Oct 30, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Hope this article will help but I’m willing to bet every F1 article this weekend and the following races will have a bunch of people whining, “You guys didn’t show qualifying blah blah blah” calling NBC crap, accusing them of not caring, etc.

  2. herogoesallin - Oct 30, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    thanks for this service. f1 rocks!

  3. apexassassin - Oct 30, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    Nice to see this in advance of the weekend!!! And also that NBC is willing to use their other channels to show LIVE F1 coverage.

    All in all, it’s been a good first season for NBCSports and F1 together. Still plenty of room for improvement though.

    Kick back and enjoy the final days of screaming F1 engines! 😉

  4. Jeff - Oct 31, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Why the change?

  5. f1fan1 - Oct 31, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Guessing the change is a result of conflicts with Premier League games. In any case, glad to have somewhere to watch live qualifying.

  6. peedoffatnbc - Nov 16, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Are you kidding? People applaud this? So for the US Grand Prix: Practice on NBC Sports, Qualifying on CNBC and the actual race on NBC itself? Too bad I didn’t know this and missed live qualifying.

  7. lautenwerk - Nov 16, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Watched “live” qualifying of the US Grand Prix today… With 10 minutes left in Q2 they broke for commercial. When they came back after about 4 minutes of commercials, qualifying was over, done, finished. Drivers were being shown at weigh in. The curling which preceded F1 went way over its scheduled time, but I thought that NBC would at least then show the whole of F1 qualifying. No such inclination on the part of NBC. This is the home Grand Prix for NBC, the US Grand Prix, a chance to win some fans over here. What a waste. Disrespectful of the sport and fans, but really not much of a surprise, given their reputation for making a hash of the Olympics and other major sporting events.

    • black2kgsr - Nov 17, 2013 at 1:37 AM

      So it wasn’t just me. I thought maybe my DVR screwed up. I was very angry with this situation. I enjoy qualifying almost as much as the race, and it was ruined. How does something like that even happen?! And this is the only mention of it that I could find. Did nobody else notice?

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