2018 US Grand Prix coverage by ESPN, ABC
Formula 1 coverage from the Circuit of The Americas will be covered by both ESPN and ABC, with reports on SportsCenter, Good Morning America Weekend and on ESPN digital platforms.
ABC will televise this Sunday’s race in Austin, TX, at 1:30 p.m., coverage commencing with the On the Grid pre-race show before the race begins at 2.10pm ET.
Qualifying and all three practice sessions will air on ESPN networks on Friday and Saturday with streaming of all sessions and the race on the ESPN app. The race and qualifying telecasts will air commercial-free with sponsorship from Mothers Polish.
The schedule sees Friday’s FP1 and FP2 sessions on ESPNU at 10.55am and 2.55pm respectively, with Saturday’s FP3 and qualifying on ESPNews at 1.55pm and 4.55pm respectively.
SportsCenter anchor Nicole Briscoe will report from Austin on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with her first report to air during the 6 p.m. edition of SportsCenter on Friday.
SportsCenter also plans to air a feature on Lewis Hamilton, who could clinch his fifth world championship this weekend, as well as a recap of last year’s race and a preview of this year’s event. Also included will be video of scenes from this week’s F1 Fan Festival in Miami.
On race day, ABC’s Good Morning America Weekend will air reports from Circuit of The Americas including a feature with Hamilton.
The race will be repeated on Sunday at 7.30pm on ESPN2 and on Monday at 12.30am on ESPNews.
Coverage of the Mexican Grand Prix the following weekend will feature ABC coverage on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2.30 pm ET, with qualifying and the three practice sessions airing on ESPN networks.
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