WATCH LIVE: Mercedes looks to make it five from five in Spain

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After locking out the front row of the grid during qualifying yesterday, Mercedes will be chasing its fifth straight win at today’s Spanish Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton leading the charge from pole position.

You can watch the Spanish Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 7:30am ET. CLICK HERE for live stream.

Hamilton himself is looking to win his fourth straight race in Spain, and it would be his first victory at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya if he can indeed pull it off. However, with teammate Nico Rosberg waiting in the wings, he will have a fight on his hands to seize the lead of the drivers’ championship from the German.

Daniel Ricciardo will lead Red Bull’s efforts from third place. Sebastian Vettel was slapped with a five place grid penalty following a gearbox change due to a failure in Q3, and will start down in 15th. Valtteri Bottas and Romain Grosjean were the surprise packages of qualifying, and will start fourth and fifth respectively.

The Spanish Grand Prix is certainly hotting up to be a close one, so make sure that you tune in from 7:30am ET on NBCSN and Live Extra. CLICK HERE for live stream.

Santino Ferrucci will drive No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing full time in 2023 IndyCar season

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Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series next season, joining AJ Foyt Racing.

Ferrucci had made eight IndyCar starts with three teams since his last full-time season in 2020 while also racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

He will drive the storied No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt’s team, which will field the car from its Waller, Texas headquarters.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be back in the INDYCAR Series full time,” Ferrucci said in a team release. “Being a part-time driver over the last two years has been hard for me, personally. I’m a race car driver, and I want to compete. Working with different teams has been exciting, and I’m proud that no matter which car I’ve raced, I’ve always shown speed and consistency. I couldn’t be more excited to join AJ Foyt Racing in the 14 Chevy. I can’t wait to make the best of it.”

Ferrucci, 24, had finished a career-best fourth in IndyCar four times, including the 104th Indy 500 in 2020. He was the 2019 Indy 500 rookie of the year with a sixth.

In nine Xfinity starts since 2021, Ferrucci has a career-best finish of 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Santino to the team,” Larry Foyt said in a release. “He’s shown a knack for getting toward the front of the field, and I think he is a racer who moves forward on race day. A.J. sees the fire in him and has enjoyed their meetings together. I think Santino’s experience will help his rookie teammate as well, so he is a great addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci will be teamed at AJ Foyt Racing with Benjamin Pedersen, who finished fifth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings. The team has yet to specify the number for Pedersen’s entry, which will be fielded out of its Indianapolis race shop.

Foyt’s two full-time drivers last season were Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood, who is moving to Andretti Autosport.