via press release:
SEBASTIAN VETTEL CAN CLINCH FOURTH CONSECUTIVE FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONSHIP AT INDIAN GRAND PRIX THIS SUNDAY ON NBCSN
Vettel Needs Top 5 Finish To Secure F1 Title
NBCSN To Provide Comprehensive Live Coverage of Practice, Qualifying and Grand Prix
Race Coverage Begins Sunday at 5 a.m. ET; Encore Presentation Airs at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 23, 2013 – Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) will look to win his fourth consecutive Formula One Championship at the Indian Grand Prix on Sunday at 5 a.m. ET on NBCSN, needing only a top five finish to secure the season title.
Vettel has a commanding 90-point lead over Fernando Alonso (Ferarri) in the points standings with just four races remaining. Sunday’s race marks the third running of the Indian Grand Prix. Vettel has won both previous races, and has led every single lap in the two-year history of the event. Vettel has dominated the F1 landscape this season, winning nine of 15 grand prixes, including five consecutive races dating back to the Belgian Grand Prix on August 25.
With a fourth consecutive World Championship, Vettel would tie Alain Prost (4) and trail only Juan Manuel Fangio (5) and Michael Schumacher (7) for the most career F1 World Championships. Vettel’s resume currently includes numerous F1 records, including youngest polesitter, youngest race winner, and youngest world champion.
Live coverage of the Indian Grand Prix begins with practice on Friday at 4:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by qualifying on NBCSN on Saturday at 4:30 a.m. ET. Live race coverage of the Indian Grand Prix begins on Sunday at 5 a.m. ET. NBCSN will also air an encore presentation of the Indian Grand Prix on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET. F1 Extra, NBC Sports Group’s half-hour post-race show, will air immediately following the conclusion of NBCSN’s Indian Grand Prix coverage.
Live coverage of practice, qualifying, and the Indian Grand Prix can also be seen on NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.
NBCSN will also re-air last Saturday’s MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships, where Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi) finished fifth to win his third career IZOD IndyCar Series championship, on Saturday at 12 a.m.