The F1 on NBC Sports crew of Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett break down the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix. While it was yet another 1-2 for the Mercedes AMG Petronas pair of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg – their fourth in succession – it wasn’t necessarily as straightforward as some of the other races. The TV team discuss the radio transmissions and strategies utilized by the F1 team in the first European round of the season.
Thursday’s Stage 12 of the 40th Dakar Rally not only closed the overall standings gap in at least two classes (cars and trucks), two other classes (bikes and quads) failed to get going due to weather conditions.
The full video highlights of Stage 12 will air on NBCSN on Friday at 7 pm ET, but here are some of the highlights from Thursday’s action:
2018 Dakar Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah wins Stage 12 of cars
Stage 12 cancelled due to weather conditions
Ton van Genugten edged out Martin Kolomy in Stage of, while Federico Villagra and Eduard Nikolaev both faced an uphill battle to finish fourth and third respectively.
Even though the Quads were also impacted by weather issues on Thursday, Ignacio Casale, the 2014 Dakar winner, continues to make his case for a second overall victory in the quads.