Jul 25, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT
The final grand prix before the mid-season break in Formula 1 is set to highlight over 30 hours of motorsports coverage across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NBC Sports Live Extra this weekend.
The Hungarian Grand Prix is a favorite among the fans and the drivers in the sport, and will see Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg do battle once again for the lead of the drivers’ championship.
F1 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON CNBC
NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive coverage of the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix begins Friday at 4 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra with Practice 1, followed by Practice 2 at 8 a.m. ET, which NBCSN will present at Noon ET. Live Extra will carry Practice 3 on Saturday at 5 a.m. ET, followed by live qualifying coverage at 8 a.m. ET on CNBC.
CNBC’s live Hungarian Grand Prix coverage begins Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET, followed by F1 Extra at 10 a.m. ET. NBCSN will air an encore presentation of qualifying on Saturday at Noon ET, and an encore of the Hungarian Grand Prix at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday. NBCSN will also air the GP2 race from Hungary on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.
Last week, Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) ran away with the German Grand Prix for his fourth victory of the season to increase his lead over teammate Lewis Hamilton to 14 points, as Hamilton finished in third position. Hamilton will look to rebound at Hungaroring where he’s won four times in his F1 career, including the past two Hungarian Grands Prix.
Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call the Hungarian Grand Prix, and will be joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett. F1 insider Will Buxton will serve as the team’s on-site reporter from Hungaroring in Mogyorod, Hungary, and will also call the GP2 race.
RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS CHARLOTTE – SATURDAY AT 2 P.M. ET ON NBC
NBC’s coverage of the 2014 Red Bull Global RallyCross Championship continues on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET from Charlotte, N.C. Last week, Tanner Foust (Volkswagen Andretti) snapped a 12-race winless streak with a win in New York. Nelson Piquet Jr. (SH Racing) finished second in New York to maintain his 35-point lead over Scott Speed (Volkswagen Andretti) in the point standings.
Veteran motorsports play-by-play announcer Tes Sewell will call the action on Saturday on-site from The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, joined by motorsports analystTownsend Bell and reporter Kristen Kenney.
RED BULL HARE SCRAMBLE – SATURDAY AT 3:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
Following Red Bull Global RallyCross coverage on Saturday, NBC will present the Red Bull Hare Scramble, one of the world’s most difficult off-road motorcycle races, at 3:30 p.m. ET.Sal Masekela, the definitive voice in action sports, will call the event alongside Leigh Diffey, analyst and off-road driver Cameron Steele and reporter Tina Dixon.
MECUM AUCTIONS: HARRISBURG – THURSDAY-SATURDAY ON NBCSN
NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions coverage continues this week from their Harrisburg auction today at 5:30 p.m. ET. NBCSN will present its second day of Mecum Auctions: Harrisburg coverage on Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET, followed by live coverage on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Scott Hoke will host NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions coverage on-site at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa., alongside analysts John Kraman,Stephen Cox, and Bill Stephens. Mecum Auctions is led by Dana Mecum, Founder and President of Mecum Auctions for the past 27 years.
LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS WASHOUGAL NATIONAL – SATURDAY AT 6 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra will combine to present five hours of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal National coverage from Washougal, Wash. on Saturday. Coverage starts on Live Extra at 1:30 p.m.. ET with practice, followed by the pre-race show at 3:15 p.m. ET. Race coverage begins at 4 p.m. ET on Live Extra with 1st Motos, followed by live coverage of 2nd Motos at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Last weekend, Eli Tomac took the 450 Class at Spring Creek National for his first career win, while Millville native Jeremy Martin won the 250 Class for his fourth podium of the season.
Veteran play-by-play voice Jason Weigandt, analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston, and pit reporter Georgia Lindsay will call the action from Washougal National in Washougal, Wash.
Motorsports Coverage This Week on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra (subject to change):
|Thurs., July 24||NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions – Harrisburg||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Red Bull Global RallyCross New York (Encore)||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 25||F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 1||4 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 2||8 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Fri., July 25||F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 2 (Encore)||Noon||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions – Harrisburg||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Motocross Highlight Series||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 26||F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 3||5 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Qualifying||8 a.m.||CNBC|
|F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore)||Noon||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions – Harrisburg||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal – Practice||1:30 p.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Red Bull Global RallyCross Charlotte||2 p.m.||NBC|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal – Pre-Show||3:15 p.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Red Bull Hare Scramble||3:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal – 1stMotos||4 p.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|GP2 Hungary||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal – 2nd Motos||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 27||F1 Hungarian Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||CNBC|
|F1 Extra||10 a.m.||CNBC|
|F1 Hungarian Grand Prix (Encore)||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Extra (Encore)||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
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