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Complete 2014 F1 on NBC Sports TV Times, Schedule

Mar 11, 2014, 2:26 PM EDT

Grosjean of France, Webber of Australia, Hamilton of Britain and Vettel of Germany fight for the first position during the Japanese F1 Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit Reuters

The complete, 2014 Formula One on NBC Sports schedule has been revealed (see Australian Grand Prix times here). A breakdown of times for each Grand Prix follows:

NBC will present four races, CNBC will broadcast three and NBCSN will air the remaining 12 races. CNBC will also live broadcast eight qualifying sessions, while NBCSN will air 11. All practices will be presented on NBCSN. Additionally, every race can be viewed live on your desktop and mobile device via NBC Sports Live Extra and the NBC Sports Live Extra app.

NBC Sports Group’s Formula One full announce booth returns for a second season, with lead race announcer Leigh Diffey providing live play-by-play commentary. Diffey is joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst Steve Matchett, a former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team. Rounding out the broadcast team is F1 insider Will Buxton, who will provide live reports on-site in Australia and at all 19 F1 races this season.

The four live NBC races begin with the Monaco Grand Prix on May 25 at 7:30 a.m. ET, followed by the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, June 8 at 2 p.m. ET. NBC’s F1 coverage continues with the United States Grand Prix (Austin) on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. ET, and concludes with the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. ET. NBC Sports Group’s announce team of Diffey, Hobbs, Matchett, and Buxton will be on-site to call the action from Monaco, Montreal (Canada) and Austin (U.S.).

Due to scheduling conflicts, live coverage of the Great Britain, German and Hungarian Grands Prix will air on CNBC, NBCUniversal’s fully-distributed business channel.

The full release on the F1 schedule can be found on the NBC Sports Group Press Box website.

Schedule by Grand Prix:

Grand Prix Practice 2 (ALL on NBCSN) Qualifying (11 NBCSN, 8 CNBC; Specifics TBD) Race (Channel Listed)
Australian P1: 3/13, 9:30 p.m.P2: 3/14, 1:30 a.m. March 152:00 a.m. March 161:30 a.m., NBCSN
Malaysian March 282:00 a.m. March 294:00 a.m. March 303:30 a.m., NBCSN
Bahrain April 411:00 a.m. April 511:00 a.m. April 610:30 a.m.,  NBCSN
Chinese April 182:00 a.m. April 192:00 a.m. April 202:30 a.m., NBCSN
Spanish May 98:00 a.m. May 108:00 a.m. May 117:30 a.m., NBCSN
Monaco May 22 (Thurs.)8:00 a.m. May 248:00 a.m. May 257:30 a.m., NBC*
Canadian June 62:00 p.m. June 71:00 p.m. June 82:00 p.m., NBC*
Austrian June 208:00 a.m. June 218:00 a.m. June 227:30 a.m., NBCSN
British July 49:00 a.m. July 58:00 a.m. July 67:30 a.m., CNBC
German July 18 (SDD)2:30 p.m. July 198:00 a.m. July 207:30 a.m., CNBC
Hungarian July 25 (SDD)11:30 a.m. July 268:00 a.m. July 277:30 a.m., CNBC
Belgian August 228:00 a.m. August 238:00 a.m. August 247:30 a.m., NBCSN
Italian September 58:00 a.m. September 68:00 a.m. September 77:30 a.m., NBCSN
Singapore September 199:30 a.m. September 209:00 a.m. September 217:30 a.m., NBCSN
Japanese October 31:00 a.m. October 41:00 a.m. October 51:30 a.m., NBCSN
Russian October 106:00 a.m. October 117:00 a.m. October 126:30 a.m., NBCSN
United States October 311:00 p.m. November 11:00 p.m. November 22:00 p.m., NBC*
Brazilian November 711:00 a.m. November 811:00 a.m. November 91:00 p.m., NBC
Abu Dhabi November 218:00 a.m. November 228:00 a.m. November 237:30 a.m., NBCSN

All Times ET

Schedule Subject to Change
(SDD) Same Day Delay

*Entire broadcast team on site

  1. worknman24hours - Mar 11, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    I just checked my cable tv guides entries last night for the first Formula One practices, qualifying and the first race and I was astounded at the great amount of coverage.

    There is so much coverage there should be no complaints.

    There is a true pre- race show, the race and a after the race show.

    Before practices and qualifying there are also some Formula One interest programs as well.

    Formula One has never had this much complete coverage on American television.

    Now all you have to do is either sit down to watch all of it or see it you can dvr it to see it later.

    But nobody should want for the good old days after seeing the hours upon hours of F1 coverage NBCSN is setting up to showcase Formula One here in America now.

    Thanks to NBCSN in advance for stepping up and doing a much better job of showcasing the sport we fans love, Formula One.

    • bscot968 - Mar 15, 2014 at 6:22 PM

      Anyone that thinks NBC’s coverage is exceptional does not know what they are talking about. I have written NBC two or three times about the lack of streaming coverage and they can not even be bothered to respond. Speed channel at least gave us access to free practices on-line. If anyone has the opportunity to watch Sky sports F1 coverage, you can see that NBC’s coverage is second rate. I can’t imagine that the cost of making the streaming content of the free practices available, which they already have exclusive access to, would be cost prohibitive. I just do not understand the reasoning behind this inaction. The commentary team needs refreshing as well. Hobbs and Matchett, whom I think have done a great job in years past, have seemingly been “phoning it in” the last couple years. Diffey just lacks the passion that Varsha was able to project. Will Buxton has the energy and the compassion for the sport but just needs a little direction. It would not take much to bring things up to par, it just needs to be done.

      • bscot968 - Mar 15, 2014 at 6:39 PM

        I have just heard from my brother that NBC will stream or broadcast ALL practice sessions. If this holds to be true, it is awesome news and will check my main complaint with NBC’s F1 coverage.

      • indycarseries500 - Apr 2, 2014 at 2:47 PM

        Dude they are bradcasting the series in a country where no one cares about F1, we’re getting it pretty good.

  2. adamtw1010 - Mar 11, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Some might complain about the delayed practice broadcasts for Germany & Hungary, but I am as a whole very excited for everything NBC has brought to the table for Formula 1.

  3. biggdaddy007 - Mar 12, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    wish they would show the gp2 races

  4. mccarj7 - Mar 14, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    NBC’s tv coverage of F1 is solid, but its streaming options are terrible. You can only stream the race live. Why can’t I get replays of the entire race? When will Live Extra support Chromecast? ESPN really has NBC beat in the area of streaming content.

  5. casabda - Mar 14, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    Great HD visuals – absolutely retarded commentary. Will Buxton lounging around the RedBull garage back door spends 5 mins rehashing what studio guys said mins before whilst the cars we tuned in to see are ON TRACK.. Doesn’t NBC realize that we watch TV to find out what is HAPPENING NOW. We read periodicals and online to find out what HAPPENED THEN. Anyone who is casually flipping through the channels doesn’t care what happened then either. Please stop attempting to dumb down F1 for the casual viewer. If you need an example watch all of last years BBC coverage to see how it should be done. Reports from track side should be quick insightful and audio only. The purpose being to back up what the main commentators are seeing (or can’t see) on the screen. The studio crew is competent and usually on the mark – ditch or re-direct Buxton PLEASE.

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