WATCH LIVE: Brazilian GP Qualifying on CNBC from 11a ET

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He may trail Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by 24 points at the top of the drivers’ championship, but Nico Rosberg showed few signs of panic in practice for this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix by finishing as the fastest driver in all three sessions.

However, as we saw in Austin last weekend, that counts for nothing when it comes to qualifying. Rosberg goes in search of his tenth pole position of the season today at Interlagos today, and it could go a long way to getting him back in form with a race win on Sunday.

You can watch qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix on CNBC and Live Extra from 11a ET today. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Hamilton has by no means been off the boil this weekend, though. In all three of the practice sessions, the difference was just a couple of tenths, and the Briton said that he did not hook up a quick lap during FP2 on Friday.

So in reality, the battle is set to be another close one at the front, and it could well be in the chase to follow the Mercedes drivers home. Williams, Ferrari and Red Bull all appear to be in the running to complete the podium, and with a smattering of rain expected for both qualifying and the race, all three teams will be hoping to pounce on any lapse at the front.

With pole today, Rosberg would secure the first ever FIA pole trophy, awarded to the driver that scores the most pole positions across the course of the season. However, without the main world title in Abu Dhabi, it will mean very little to the German.

You can watch qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix on CNBC and Live Extra from 11a ET today. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.