via press release:
Coverage Highlighted by the Formula One™ Spanish Grand Prix Live on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET; Encore at 2 p.m. ET
This Weekend’s Motorsports Coverage Begins on Friday at 8 a.m. ET with Live Formula One™ Practice
NEW YORK – May 8, 2013 – NBC Sports Network presents 13 hours of motorsports coverage this weekend highlighted by Formula One™’s Spanish Grand Prix, live on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET followed by NBC Sports Network’s post-race show F1 Extra. Coverage begins Friday at 8 a.m. ET with practice, followed by qualifying on Saturday at 8 a.m. ET.
Sebastian Vettel looks to extend his series lead after winning the Malaysia and Bahrain Grand Prixes with Red Bull Racing. Two-time world champion and Chinese Grand Prix winner Fernando Alonso of Team Ferrari returns to his native Spain as he looks to get back in the winner’s circle.
COMMENTATORS: Leigh Diffey will serve as lead announcer for this week’s Formula One race. Sharing the booth with Diffey will be former racecar driver David Hobbs and analyst Steve Matchett, a former race mechanic for the Benneton F1 team. Will Buxton, F1 insider and former journalist, will serve as the team’s on-site reporter from Catalan, Spain.
In addition to Formula One coverage, NBC Sports Network presents Stadium Super Trucks on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Network’s Motorsports Coverage This Weekend (subject to change):
|Fri., May 10||Practice||8 a.m.|
|Sat., May 11||Practice Encore||1 a.m.|
|Sat., May 11||Qualifying||8 a.m.|
|Sun., May 11||Qualifying Encore||1 a.m.|
|Sun., May 12||Spanish Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.|
|Sun., May 12||F1 Extra||10 a.m.|
|Sun., May 12||Stadium Super Trucks||1 p.m.|
|Sun., May 12||Spanish Grand Prix Encore||2 p.m.|
|Sun., May 12||F1 Extra Encore||4:30 p.m.|
F1 ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will live stream the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, May 12, as well as qualifying on Saturday, May 11, and practice on Friday, May 10. The coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod , and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
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