Formula 1 moves to the Sepang Circuit this weekend for the Malaysian Grand Prix. On Friday, the Melbourne, Australia winner from last weekend, Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus, placed first after Practice 2, according to Formula 1. "It was a pretty good day," remarked Raikkonen, about his and his car's performance on Friday. Where and when can American viewers tune in this weekend to see whether the "Ice Man" will repeat his Australia win in Malaysia?
NBC SPORTS will air the Malaysian Grand Prix live from Kuala Lumpur starting at 3:30 a.m. Eastern on Sunday, March 24. The network will re-broadcast the race at 3:00 p.m. Eastern.
For those interested in watching qualifying, NBC SPORTS will also broadcast that live starting at 4:00 a.m. ET Saturday, March 23, rebroadcasting it at 1 p.m. Eastern.
The network is scheduled to rebroadcast Friday's practice sessions from midnight to 1:30 a.m. Eastern, on Saturday.
For the Malaysian Grand Prix, lead announcer Bob Varsha returns to coverage from his spot at the SPEED channel, joining veteran racer David Hobbs and veteran mechanic Steve Matchett. Will Buxton will report live on site from the pits in Malaysia.
So far, with only one race finished in the season, Raikkonen and Lotus lead the drivers' and constructors' championships in points, but as any race fan knows, those standings can change in an instant in the next race.
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