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F1 on NBCSN goes ‘Off The Grid’ in Bahrain (VIDEO)

Mar 31, 2014, 5:26 PM EDT

NBCSN Formula One insider Will Buxton and partner-in-crime/producer Jason Swales are at it again.

After taking the “Road to Ferrari,” Buxton and Swales are now giving F1 fans a behind-the-scenes look at the world’s most popular motorsport in the new NBC Sports digital series, “Off The Grid.” The first episode, which you can see above, finds the duo at Bahrain International Circuit for preseason testing.

After a trip to the Bahrain podium and a chat with the track’s former CEO, Martin Whitaker, they head for the capital city of Manama and then end the night with a friendly – or maybe not so friendly – competition at the karting track.

An often amusing glance at the F1 life, this is one trip “Off The Grid” that you’ll want to take. Also, be sure to check out the “Buxton’s Racing Debut” series as well.

Formula One returns to action this weekend with the Bahrain Grand Prix. Coverage begins with FP2 on Friday morning at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN, continues with qualifying on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET on CNBC, and culminates Sunday with the Grand Prix at 10:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. All NBCSN/CNBC sessions will also be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra.

  1. randominternetpunter - Apr 1, 2014 at 3:59 AM

    GIANT FLAG..Austin round needs to be double points..

  2. worknman24hours - Apr 5, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    ” I was going slow to leave you some track space.”

    Will, lol, THAT was a good one.

    The real evil of track racing, be it go carts , street cars or F1 cars even in video games is that NO ONE does it just for fun.

    There is always someone who wants to beat you.

    THAT is the fuel that drives every race car driver.

    The unwillingness to be second-at any time.

    And that is in every true racer.

    You just ran into a true racers heart in your time at Bahrain.

    No one wants to be second.

    Not even you.

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