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NBC SPORTS GROUP MONACO GRAND PRIX CONFERENCE CALL SET FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 AT NOON ET

Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs, Steve Matchett, Will Buxton and Producer Rich O’Connor

Dial 719-325-2435 to Participate; Passcode: 7826869

NEW YORK – May 17, 2013 – NBC Sports Group will preview Formula One’s famed Monaco Grand Prix on a conference call this Wednesday, May 22, at noon ET. Participating on the call from Monaco will be Leigh Diffey (play-by-play for F1 and IndyCar), former F1 driver David Hobbs (analyst), former F1 mechanic Steve Matchett (analyst), Will Buxton (on-site reporter), and NBC Sports Group motorsports producer Rich O’Connor. Media interested in participating should call 719-325-2435; passcode: 7826869.

WHAT: Monaco Grand Prix preview conference call

WHO: Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs, Steve Matchett, Will Buxton, Rich O’Connor

WHEN: Wednesday, May 22, at Noon ET

NUMBER: 719-325-2435

PASSCODE: 7826869

For the first time, Formula One’s famed Monaco Grand Prix will air live on network television Sunday, May 26 at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBC. NBC Sports Group will present a total of 19.5 hours of Monaco coverage from Thursday to Sunday, May 23-26, across NBC, NBC Sports Network and NBC Sports Live Extra. Race day, Sunday May 26, will begin with a live pre-race show at 7 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, and conclude with F1 Extra, NBC Sports Network’s half-hour post-race show, live from Monaco after the race.

Coverage from Monaco also includes live practice, qualifying and GP2 races on NBC Sports Network. Practice will air live on Thursday, May 23, at 8 a.m. ET. Qualifying will air live on Saturday, May 25, at 8 a.m. ET. In addition, NBC Sports Network will air two GP2 races, F1’s developmental series, at 12 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 26.

For more information about NBC Sports Group’s Monaco Grand Prix coverage, please click here.