WATCH LIVE: FP1 for the Bahrain GP on Live Extra from 7am ET

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Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg put on a show under the lights at last year’s Bahrain Grand Prix as Formula 1 was treated to one of the finest on-track battles in recent memory.

We look set to enjoy a similar fight at this year’s race after the fire was reignited between the two Mercedes drivers when Rosberg accused Hamilton of going deliberately slow en route to victory at last weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix.

Both drivers will be keen to do their talking on track in Bahrain, and will want to start the race weekend in the best possible fashion during the first free practice session on Friday.

You can watch FP1 for the Bahrain Grand Prix live on NBC Sports Live Extra from 7am ET. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Besides the battle between Hamilton and Rosberg, Ferrari will also be looking to bring itself into the fight for the race win this weekend. The warmer conditions in Bahrain should suit the Italian marque just as they did in Malaysia.

Sebastian Vettel is riding high after scoring one win and two further podium finishes in the first three races of the 2015 season, and with teammate Kimi Raikkonen also feeling more comfortable this year, the Ferrari duo could be a force to be reckoned with this weekend.

FP1 will see Jolyon Palmer get his second free practice run-out of the season for Lotus after making a good impression in China last weekend. Otherwise, the field is unchanged for the first session in Bahrain.

You can read our complete grand prix preview here, and also take a look at the MST team’s picks for the race weekend.

You can watch FP1 for the Bahrain Grand Prix live on NBC Sports Live Extra from 7am ET. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.