F1 Paddock Pass: Barcelona testing day one (VIDEO)

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As Formula 1 testing enters its second week at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain, the race is on to get in as many laps as possible and get in the best shape for the season-opener in Australia on March 26.

Felipe Massa topped the timesheets for Williams on Tuesday in Barcelona, but there were plenty of storylines coming out the running as Ferrari impressed and McLaren hit trouble once again.

Recapping all of the action with the latest interviews and news from the paddock, NBCSN pit reporter Will Buxton brings you the latest edition of Paddock Pass.

In today’s episode, we catch up with three-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton as he names which team he thinks is out front at the moment – and it’s not Mercedes.

McLaren racing director offers his thoughts on the team’s current struggles following another difficult day for Honda in Barcelona, plus we hang out with NBCSN analyst David Hobbs to get his thoughts ahead of the new season.

You can watch the full episode of Paddock Pass above.

Video highlights from Stage 12 of Dakar Rally, 2 stages remain

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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.