Brazilian GP preview and broadcast information
The 2013 Formula 1 season will come to an end after the completion of the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend. The Red Bull - Renault powered cardriven by Sebastian Vettel has already wrapped up the 2013 F-1 World Championship. He will be the favorite to win the race at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on Sunday after winning the last eight consecutive races.
A Vettel victory in Brazil would tieAlberto AscarisF1-record nine straight victories spanning the 1952-53 seasons. A win in Brazil would also give Vettel 13 victories this year, tyingMichael SchumachersF1 record for most wins in one season.
Vettel set a new record after winning the United States Grand Prix as the German became the first driver to win eight consecutive races. The Red Bull driver has already won the championship and leads the driver's leader board with 372 points while Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is in the second place, trailing the leader by 145 points.
Vettel and his teammate Mark Webber's impressive form this season, Red Bull have won the constructor's championship this season. They top the table with 553 points while second place Mercedes are 205 behind them, while Ferrari are third with 333 points.
Sundays Brazilian Grand Prix is the final race on the 2013 F1 schedule, and the fourth F1 race to air live on NBC this year.
NBC Sports Groups coverage of the Brazilian Grand Prix begins Friday at 11 a.m. ET with practice on NBCSN. CNBC will carry live coverage of qualifyingon Saturday at 11 a.m. ET, leading into Sundays race coverage on NBC at11 a.m. ET.
NBC Sports Live Extra NBC Sports Groups live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets will provide live comprehensive streaming coverage of the Brazilian Grand Prix, as well as practice and qualifying in the days preceding the race.
In addition to coverage of the Brazilian Grand Prix, NBC will present coverage of the Red Bull Hare Scrambleon Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET
The broadcast crew will be NBCF1 lead announcerLeigh Diffeywill call the Brazilian Grand Prix, and will be joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driverDavid Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 teamSteve Matchett. F1 insiderWill Buxtonwill serve as the teams on-site reporter from Interlagos in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Todd Harris(play-by-play) andTes Sewell(analyst) will provide live commentary of the Red Bull Hare Scramble in Erzberg, Austria.
Brodcast schedule for this week:
Friday November 22nd -F1 Brazilian Grand Prix Practice at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Saturday November 23rd -F1 Brazilian Grand Prix Practice (Encore) - Midnight ET on NBCSN
Saturday November 23rd -F1 Brazilian Grand Prix Qualifying - 11 a.m. ET on CNBC
Saturday November 23rd -F1 Brazilian Grand Prix Qualifying (Encore) - 1 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Saturday November 23rd -Red Bull Signature Series Hare Scramble - 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC
Sunday November 24th -F1 Brazilian Grand Prix - 11 a.m. ET on NBC
Sunday November 24th -F1 Brazilian Grand Prix (Encore) - 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN