WATCH LIVE: Abu Dhabi GP Qualifying on NBCSN from 8a ET

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ABU DHABI – The penultimate act of the 2014 Formula 1 season takes place this evening in Abu Dhabi as title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg compete for the final pole position of the season.

Hamilton heads into the last race of the year with a 17-point lead at the top of the drivers’ championship, knowing that a top two finish will be enough for him to win a second world title.

However, Rosberg has a better qualifying record this year, and proved in FP3 that he is still in the hunt for his maiden championship by beating Hamilton into second place.

Although no points are awarded on a Saturday, qualifying will be an important pre-cursor for tomorrow’s showdown at sundown under the lights at Yas Marina Circuit.

You can watch qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 8a ET today. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Practice has seen the Mercedes driver show few signs of easing off despite it being the final race of the season, enjoying a lead over around one second over the rest of the field. Any hopes Rosberg may have had of a car finishing between himself and Hamilton, thus giving him the title, appear to be in tatters. His only real hope is that Lewis can suffer yet another mechanical or technical failure on his car.

However, by finishing fastest in FP3, Rosberg did put an end to Hamilton’s dominant run after the Briton swept practice on Friday. In reality, the gap between the two drivers looks very, very small – just as it has all season long.

So once again, we are poised for another game of cat and mouse between Hamilton and Rosberg in qualifying. Who will come out on top and claim the final pole position of the season?

You can find out by watching qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 8a ET today. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Peacock to stream all Supercross and Motocross races in 2023, plus inaugural SuperMotocross Championship

Peacock Supercross Motocross 2023
Feld Entertainment, Inc.
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NBC Sports and Feld Motor Sports announced that Peacock and the NBC family of networks will stream all 31 races of the combined Monster Energy Supercross, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and the newly created SuperMotocross World Championship beginning January 7, 2023 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California and ending October 14 in the place where Supercross was born: the Los Angeles Coliseum.

The combined series will create a 10-month calendar of events, making it one of the longest professional sports’ seasons in the United States.

The agreement is for multiple years. The season finale will air live on Peacock and the USA Network.

Peacock will present live coverage of all races, qualifying and heats across both series. The 31 total races will mark a record for the combined number of Supercross and Pro Motocross events that NBC Sports will present in a single season.

NBC, USA Network and CNBC will provide coverage of all races, including the SuperMotocross World Championship Playoffs and Final, through 2023 and beyond. For more information about the Peacock streaming service, click here.

“With our wide array of live and original motorsports offerings, Peacock is a natural home for Supercross and Pro Motocross races,” said Rick Cordella, Chief Commercial Officer, Peacock. “We’re looking forward to providing fans with an easily-accessible destination to find every race all season long, including the exciting finish with the newly formed SuperMotocross World Championship.”

MORE: A conversation about media rights created the new SuperMotocross World Championship Series

The NBC family of networks has been home to Supercross for the past several seasons and this is a continuation of that relationship. The media rights for both series expired at the end of 2022, which allowed Supercross and Motocross to combine their efforts.

In fact, it was that conversation that led to the formation of the SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX).

The SMX series will begin on September 9, 2023 after the conclusion of the Pro Motocross season. Points will accumulate from both series to seed the SMX championship, which creates a record number of unified races.

“The SuperMotocross World Championship adds a new dimension to the annual Supercross and Pro Motocross seasons that will result in crowning the ultimate World Champion,” said Stephen C. Yaros, SVP Global Media and Supercross for Feld Motor Sports. “We are thrilled to be extending our relationship with NBC Sports so our fans can watch all the racing action streaming live on Peacock and the option to also watch select rounds on NBC, USA Network and CNBC.”

Complete 2023 coverage schedules for Supercross, Pro Motocross and the SuperMotocross World Championship on Peacock, NBC, USA Network and CNBC will be announced in the near future.