F1 Paddock Pass: Bahrain Grand Prix (VIDEO)

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After sparks flew both on and off track in China last weekend, Formula 1 heads to Bahrain anticipating another great battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at the first night race of the season.

The two Mercedes drivers gave us one of the races of the season in Bahrain last year, fighting tooth and nail for the final ten laps of the race in one of the defining battles of the year.

Hamilton won on that day, and would go on to clinch the title when F1 returned to the middle east in Abu Dhabi later in the year.

With the intra-team battle set to reignite, we caught up with both Hamilton and Rosberg in the latest edition of NBC Sports’ original digital series, Paddock Pass.

In this edition, Will Buxton speaks with our probable title protagonists about their battle last year and what more they can do to get the upper hand in this year’s fight at the front.

We also hear from Will Stevens following his first race for Manor in China, Williams’ Valtteri Bottas, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo – whose new album is set to drop soon (watch and you’ll understand) – and Toro Rosso rookie Max Verstappen ahead of this weekend’s race.

For full broadcasting details of the Bahrain Grand Prix on NBCSN, CNBC and Live Extra, click here.