Australian Grand Prix opens 2016 F1 schedule on NBC Sports

Formula 1’s season begins Down Under with the Australian Grand Prix, won last year by 2014 and 2015 world champion Lewis Hamilton. NBCSN has live coverage of the race at 12:30am ET in the early morning of Sunday, March 20, and encore coverage on Sunday and Monday afternoon. NBCSN, NBC and CNBC combine to televise the full 2016 F1 season. Lead race announcer Leigh Diffey is joined by analysts David Hobbs and Steve Matchett and F1 insider Will Buxton on NBC Sports’ coverage.

NBCSN’s Australian Grand Prix and full 2016 F1 schedule below:

2016 F1 Australian Grand Prix Schedule on NBCSN
Thursday, March 17
Haas F1: America’s Return to the Grid, 8:30pm, NBCSN
F1 Australian Grand Prix Practice 1, 9:30pm, NBCSN
Friday, March 18
Off The Grid: Melbourne, 1am, NBCSN
F1 Australian Grand Prix Practice 2, 1:30am, NBCSN
F1 Australian Grand Prix Practice 3, 10pm, NBC Sports Live Extra
Saturday, March 19
F1 Australian Grand Prix Qualifying, 2am, NBCSN
Haas F1: America’s Return to the Grid, 11pm, NBCSN
Sunday, March 20
F1 Countdown, 12am, NBCSN
F1 Australian Grand Prix (Live), 12:30am, NBCSN
F1 Extra, 3am, NBCSN
F1 Australian Grand Prix (Encore), 12pm, NBCSN
F1 Extra (Encore), 2:30pm, NBCSN
Monday, March 21
F1 Australian Grand Prix (Encore), 2:30pm, NBCSN

F1 2016 TV Schedule on NBC Sports
Date/Race/Track/TV Network/Live TV Time
March 20: Australian Grand Prix, Albert Park, NBCSN, 12:30am ET
April 3: Bahrain Grand Prix, Bahrain International Circuit, NBCSN, 10:30am ET
April 16: Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai International Circuit, NBCSN, 1:30am ET
May 1: Russian Grand Prix, Sochi International Racing Course, NBCSN, 7:30am ET
May 15: Spanish Grand Prix, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, NBCSN, 7:30am ET
May 29: Monaco Grand Prix, Circuit de Monaco, NBC, 7:30am ET
June 12: Canadian Grand Prix, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, NBC, 1:30pm ET
June 19: European Grand Prix, Baku City Circuit (Azerbaijan), NBCSN, 8:30am ET
July 3: Austrian Grand Prix, Red Bull Ring, CNBC, 7:30am ET
July 10: British Grand Prix, Silverstone Circuit, CNBC, 7:30am ET
July 24: Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring, CNBC, 7:30am ET
July 31: German Grand Prix, Hockenheimring, NBCSN, 7:30am ET
Aug. 28: Belgian Grand Prix, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, NBCSN, 7:30am ET
Sept. 4: Italian Grand Prix, Autodromo di Monza, NBCSN, 7:30am ET
Sept. 18: Singapore Grand Prix, Marina Bay Street Circuit, NBCSN, 7:30am ET
Oct. 1: Malaysia Grand Prix, Sepang International Circuit, NBCSN, 2:30am ET
Oct. 8: Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka International Racing Course, NBCSN, 12:30am ET
Oct. 23: United States Grand Prix, Circuit of the Americas, NBC, 2:30pm ET
Oct. 30: Mexican Grand Prix, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, NBC, 2:30pm ET
Nov. 13: Brazilian Grand Prix, Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace (Interlagos), NBC, 1pm ET
Nov. 27: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina Circuit, NBCSN, 7:30am ET


  1. Terrible mundane commentary prior to and during the race. NBC need to find somebody who knows F1.

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