WATCH LIVE: Belgian GP Race Day – Nico and Lewis to the fore

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Following a close fight in qualifying yesterday, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are set to renew their tussle for supremacy at the front of the field in today’s Belgian Grand Prix.

For the first time since the Canadian Grand Prix back in June, our championship protagonists will start on the front of the grid together, setting the stage for a fascinating battle for victory at Spa-Francorchamps.

You can watch the Belgian Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 7.30am ET. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Rosberg will lead the grid away from pole position for the fourth race in a row after seeing off Hamilton’s challenge in the final part of qualifying. The two drivers traded fastest sector times in the final stages of Q3, but the German driver just had the edge come the checkered flag. Hamilton was left lamenting a brake problem, but still starts from his highest grid position since the race in Montreal.

Behind the Silver Arrows, Sebastian Vettel finished as the best of the rest in third place, and he will be gunning to score his third podium finish of the season today. He is likely to face a stiff challenge from Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, who starts in fourth place ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas.

The weather forecast is dry for the race, but after we got a taste of all four seasons in the space of a couple of hours yesterday at Spa, anything is possible. Either way, there’s going to be another fascinating battle at the front between Rosberg and Hamilton today.

You can watch the Belgian Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 7.30am ET.

CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Al Unser Jr. to race Pikes Peak Hill Climb for first time in 29 years

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Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. is coming out of retirement to race again.

Unser Jr., who turns 56 on April 19, will compete in the 96th Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 24. It will be the first time Unser has raced at Pikes Peak in 29 years, since the 1989 event.

Unser won the Hill Climb and was named “King of the Mountain” in the 1983 event.

Unser said in 2007 that he was retiring from racing and had no plans to race in the future. However, he has taken part since then in some selected vintage racing events.

Speaking of vintage cars, Unser is slated to drive a 1936 Chevrolet Sedan in this year’s Hill Climb, according to race organizers.

He’ll compete with a number of luminaries including eight-time Hill Climb winner Paul Dallenbach; Layne Schranz, who will be competing in his 25th “Race to the Clouds”; 23-time champion Clint Vahsholtz; 25-time Hill Climb competitor David Schmidt II and three-time Climb winner Spencer Steele.

Unser recently returned to IndyCar racing as a consultant with Harding Racing, which is beginning its first full season in the series with Gabby Chaves behind the wheel.