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On The Open Highway: NBC To Air Four F1 Races This Year, Beginning With Monaco
Published March 11, 2013
OPEN TO DISCUSSION: MULTICHANNEL NEWS' Mike Reynolds reported NBC Sports Group will “televise 200 hours of open wheel racing in 2013" with its coverage of F1 and IndyCar racing. In addition to the F1 races, NBC Sports Group “will air practices, qualifying, pre- and post-race studio shows, and behind-the-scenes programs.” Three-time defending F1 champion Sebastian Vettel will be the “first driver profiled in the first-ever episode of 'F1 36,'" which will air March 29 at 7:00pm ET. "F1 36" is the “latest in the NBC Sports Group’s original behind-the-scenes series.” The net also launched a "new website and plans to stream races later in the year under the ‘TV Everywhere’ flag” (MULTICHANNEL.com, 3/11).