Formula 1’s second trip to the new Baku City Circuit, but first actually as the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, takes place today and you can see it live this morning on NBCSN.
Pre-race coverage runs for an hour from 8 a.m. ET through to 9 a.m. ET, with lights out at that point.
After his 66th career pole put him into second all-time, Lewis Hamilton looks to continue to close the battle for the championship and become the first driver to win a second straight race this season.
The Mercedes AMG Petronas driver leads teammate Valtteri Bottas, who starts second, and the pair of Scuderia Ferrari drivers of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.
Vettel leads Hamilton by 12 points, 141-129, heading into today’s race. The Red Bull, Force India and Williams drivers were also in the top 10 in qualifying.
You can see a full run-down of what to watch for in today’s race in our Sunday preview.
You can watch the Azerbaijan Grand Prix live on NBC and the NBC Sports app from 8am ET. CLICK HERE for NBC live stream.
You can also try out a new ‘Mosaic View’ for the race that includes the race simulcast, in-car cameras, driver tracker and pit lane cam. CLICK HERE to watch the Mosaic View live stream.
Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett will be on the call, with pit reporter Will Buxton providing updates and interviews throughout the race from Baku.
Also be sure to follow the @F1onNBCSports Twitter account for live updates throughout the race.