NBC Sports Presents Coverage of 2017 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix

The 2017 Formula One season continues this week as NBC Sports Group presents comprehensive coverage of the Malaysian Grand Prix, culminating in live race coverage on Sunday morning at 2:30 a.m. ET/Saturday night at 11:30 p.m. PT on NBCSN. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) continue their battle for the F1 World Drivers' Championship, as 28 points separate the two with six races remaining. Pre-race coverage on NBCSN begins Sunday with F1 Countdown at 2 a.m. ET.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app - NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs - will provide comprehensive live practice, qualifying, and race coverage from Sepang International Circuit.

This week's motorsports coverage also includes NBCSN Overdrive, the network's Thursday night primetime motorsports block, highlighted by American Flat Track racing from Williams Grove Speedway in Cumberland County, Penn., and Lone STAR Half-Mile at the Texas Motor Speedway beginning tonight at 10 p.m. ET.

In addition, NBC Sports Group will provide comprehensive coverage of this weekend's NASCAR XFINITY and Cup Series races from Dover.


The Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix returns to Sepang International Circuit for the 19th and final time this week. Hamilton enters the weekend with a 28-point lead over Vettel in the F1 Drivers' World Championship standings with just six races remaining this season. The series' most recent race, the Singapore Grand Prix on September 17, began with fireworks, as Vettel collided with teammate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull's Max Verstappen in the opening lap of the race.

Vettel looks to rebound this weekend at a circuit where he's been very successful throughout his decorated career. The German has won the event a record four times, most recently in 2015, and tops all drivers in laps led (175) at Sepang International Circuit.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream Practice 1 live tonight at 11 p.m. ET, followed by Practice 2 on Friday at 3 a.m. ET on NBCSN. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream Practice 3 on Saturday at 2 a.m. ET, followed by live qualifying on NBCSN at 5 a.m. ET. Pre-race coverage kicks off on Saturday with F1 Countdown beginning at 2 a.m. ET on NBCSN followed by live race coverage at 2:30 a.m. ET. F1 EXTRA wraps up the day's events on NBCSN at 5 a.m. ET. NBCSN will air an encore on Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET.

Leigh Diffey will call this weekend's action and will be joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and Steve Matchett, an analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team. Will Buxton will serve as the on-site reporter in Sepang.

2017 Formula One Driver Standings
Position Driver Team Points
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 263
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 235
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 212
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red BULL Racing Tag Heuer 162
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 138

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