NBCSN to Air Over 15 Hours of Motorsports Coverage this Week
NBCSN's 15 hours of motorsports action this week will be highlighted by live coverage of the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday starting at 7:30 a.m. ET, with racing legend and 1977 Italian Grand Prix winner Mario Andretti joining the live telecast as a guest analyst.
NBCSN's comprehensive coverage of the Italian Grand Prix begins on Friday morning with live coverage of practice at 8 a.m. ET. Qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix will also air live on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. ET. Live pre-race coverage of the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday begins at 7:30 a.m. ET, with the race slated to begin at 8 a.m. ET. F1 Extra, NBC Sports Group's half-hour post-race show, will air immediately following the conclusion of the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) cruised to victory in the Shell Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on Aug. 25, increasing his lead atop the F1 Points Standings over Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) to 46 points with eight races left in the 2013 campaign. Vettel and Alonso have each won the Italian Grand Prix twice; Vettel won in 2008 and 2011, while Alonso took the checkered flag in 2007 and 2010. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) currently sits in third place (139 pts) in the F1 Points Standings, and took first place at the Italian Grand Prix last year.
In addition to its live coverage of the Italian Grand Prix, NBCSN's motorsports schedule will also include TRANSLOGIC and Mobil 1 The Grid.