After Nico Rosberg made a perfect start to his German Grand Prix weekend by topping FP1 at Hockenheim, teammate Lewis Hamilton will be looking to strike back during second practice this afternoon.
You can watch FP2 live on Live Extra from 8am ET. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.
Rosberg edged out Hamilton in the first session on Friday morning, finishing less than a tenth of a second quicker than his teammate. The Briton did show some impressive pace though, and will undoubtedly be a force to be reckoned with this weekend. We look set for another tight tussle at the front of the field in Germany.
For Rosberg, the pressure is on to continue Germany’s sporting success. Last Sunday, the national soccer team won the FIFA World Cup, and that’s certainly being felt around the paddock at Hockenheim. Mercedes’ motorhome has been given a fresh livery honoring the team, and Rosberg himself has a World Cup helmet for the weekend.
FP1 saw a tight battle to be best of the rest. Fernando Alonso was the eventual victor, finishing third, but the likes of Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen are all in the frame to fight for P3 in qualifying and the race. FP2 should give us an idea of everyone’s respective race pace for Sunday.
FP2 begins at 8am ET and is live on Live Extra. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.
If you cannot join us live, the encore will be shown at 2:30pm ET on NBCSN.
EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.
As it has done so for four decades, the 40th annual Dakar Rally – the most grueling test of man and machine anywhere – produced a number of surprise finishes and also several disappointments for drivers or riders who were expected to do well in the nearly 5,600-mile trek that began in Peru and continued through Bolivia and ending in Argentina.
NBCSN has aired highlights from all 14 stages (actually 13, because one stage was completely rained out) during the Rally’s two-week run, which concluded Saturday.
Here’s some of the “best of” highlights from the overall Rally highlights, followed by a quick guide that gives you wrapups to all 14 stages.
So, without further adieu, here’s NBCSN’s “best of” the 2018 Dakar Rally:
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of cars
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of bikes
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of trucks
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of quads
Lastly, here’s a day-by-day wrapup of how the Rally played out.
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