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MONTMELO – The stage is set for yet another thrilling battle between Mercedes teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix after the Silver Arrows locked out the front row of the grid in qualifying.

However, for the first time in 2015, it was Rosberg who took pole position, outclassing Hamilton in the final stage of qualifying by posting two lap times that were good enough for pole.

After suffering defeat after defeat at the hands of Hamilton in 2015, Rosberg has finally ended the rut and knew that it was a big psychological victory on Saturday.

“Psychologically, yeah, it’s good,” Rosberg said after qualifying. “Feels great. I’m happy, so it’s good for tomorrow.”

With Hamilton hungry for a fourth win in five races though, Rosberg faces an immense challenge to convert pole position into his first victory of the year.

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

Further back, Ferrari will be hoping to bring itself into the fight for the race win on Sunday with an alternative tire strategy. Sebastian Vettel looms large in the Mercedes’ mirrors in third place on the grid, and with Pirelli predicting either two or three stops, a repeat of Malaysia is not entirely out of the question.

However, a bad omen for Ferrari is that 92% of grands prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya have been won from the front row of the grid, suggesting that we are poised for an all-Mercedes fight for supremacy on Sunday.

Be sure to join us for all of the action on Sunday, starting with F1 Countdown at 7:30am ET. The race begins at 8am ET, and is followed by F1 Extra.

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