The F1 Chinese Grand Prix 2016 live stream online and televised race coverage arrives early Sunday morning for United States viewers. During qualifying, defending champion Lewis Hamilton ended up with technical issues which led to his inability to grab another pole victory. Instead, his Mercedes teammate who finished second in last year’s edition of this race, will start with pole position. An unlikely driver also surprised fans by qualifying for second place as Ferrari had a wide open shot to get ahead of Mercedes in the lineup, but failed to do so. The Chinese Grand Prix live streaming and TV coverage comes via NBC Sports Network Sunday.
According to Sky Sports in an April 16 report, Nico Rosberg won his first pole of the young F1 season, with Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel placing third and fourth for the latest race. Once, Hamilton was forced to retire early, the two drivers were said to have a good shot at getting a better position than what they did, but both made mistakes on the finals laps in Q3. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo placed second for the race, giving him a surprising start for the Chinese Grand Prix. In 2015, the Australian placed ninth in the final results for the event which Hamilton won.
After qualifying, Rosberg seemed cautious in terms of being too confident with having pole position for the race. He told the media, “I don’t believe the gap is as big as it seemed on the timesheet today. On Friday the Ferraris were on the same level as us, so we must be prepared for a strong challenge from the red cars. In the race we could see some surprises.” Rosberg finished second in last year’s race behind his Mercedes teammate, who finished with a time of 1:39:42.008, while Vettel and Raikkonen claimed the fourth and fifth spots, respectively. Ricciardo has given himself a shot at a much better finish on Sunday than last year where he was over 32 seconds behind the winning time.
Lewis Hamilton continues to lead all drivers on the Vegas Insider future odds, with odds of 3 to 4 to win the 2016 F1 Drivers Championship. Rosberg is second with 6 to 5 odds, followed by Vettel at 15 to 2, Raikkonen at 33 to 1 and Ricciardo at 66 to 1. For the Grand Prix of China, Rosberg is the overall favorite with a moneyline price of -225, followed by Vettel at +650 and Raikkonen at +650. Hamilton and Ricciardo are tied for third on the odds at +1000 with the next closest drivers Danill Kyvat and Valtteri Bottas at +10000.
Sunday morning will bring coverage of the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix bright and early to United States viewers at 2 a.m. Eastern Time. The live television coverage of this race will be available on the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) channel. Live streaming online feeds for the latest F1 race will be available on NBC Sports Live Extra website or mobile apps starting as early as 1:15 a.m. Eastern Time on Sunday morning. United Kingdom viewers can watch starting with coverage at 5:30 a.m. local time exclusively on Sky Sports TV channel or Sky Go website and mobile apps.