NBCSN to Air IndyCar, Formula One Tripleheader this Weekend (Update) UPDATE NBC Sports Network Formula One, IndyCar TV schedule
Friday, Oct. 4
F1 Korean Grand Prix, Practice, NBCSN, 1 a.m.
IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston, Qualifying, NBCSN, 7 p.m.
F1 Korean Grand Prix, Practice (Encore), NBCSN, 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5
F1 Korean Grand Prix, Qualifying, NBCSN, 1 a.m.
IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston – Race 1, NBCSN, 3 p.m.
F1 Korean Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore) NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct., 6
F1 Korean Grand Prix, NBCSN ,1:30 a.m.
F1 Extra , NBCSN, 4 a.m.
IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston – Race 2, NBCSN, 1 p.m.
Indy Lights Houston, NBCSN, 4 p.m.
F1 Korean Grand Prix (Encore), NBCSN, 5 p.m.
F1 Extra (Encore), NBCSN , 7:30 p.m.
Commentators: NBC Sports Group's IndyCar and Formula One play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey will call the Grand Prix of Houston. Diffey will be joined in the booth this week by former drivers Townsend Bell and Wally Dallenbach. Reporters Jon Beekhuis, Kevin Lee, Marty Snider and Robin Miller will work in the pits. Mike King, Davey Hamilton and Jake Query will have the call of the Indy Lights Houston race.
On the F1 side, with Diffey in Houston, veteran motorsports broadcaster Bob Varsha will call the Korean Grand Prix. He will be joined by veteran analyst David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett. F1 insider Will Buxton will serve as the team's on-site reporter. 10/02/13 NBCSN will present 21.5 hours of motorsports coverage this weekend, highlighted by IndyCar's Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader plus Formula One's Korean Grand Prix. NBC Sports Live Extra - NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets - will present live streaming coverage of the Grand Prix tripleheader, as well as live coverage of practice and qualifying for the Korean Grand Prix.
Coverage of the Grand Prix of Houston begins Friday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with qualifying. Race 1 of the Grand Prix of Houston will air live Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Race 2 of the doubleheader on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage of Firestone Indy Lights Houston, IndyCar's developmental series, will air at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday following Race 2 of the Grand Prix of Houston.
Helio Castroneves (Penske) leads Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi) by 49 points in the IZOD IndyCar Series points standings with just three races remaining on the schedule. IndyCar returns to Houston this week for the first time since 2007, when Sebastien Bourdais (Dragon) took the checkered flag.