WATCH LIVE: Monaco GP Race Day on NBCSN and Live Extra from 7am, NBC from 7:30am

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Today is regarded as being the ‘biggest day in motorsport’ as the Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 all take place and create a feast of racing for fans to enjoy.

Even in Formula 1, this is arguably the most important day of the year given that Monaco is its crown jewel event. The rich and famous will grace the grid, but all eyes will once again be on Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg amid their fight for supremacy.

Hamilton clinched his first Monaco pole position on Saturday with a fine display at the end of qualifying, but with Rosberg alongside him on the front row of the grid, the race is far from won.

Coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix starts at 7am ET on Sunday on NBCSN with F1 Countdown. At 7:30am ET, we will be moving over to NBC for the main race show.

All of the coverage will also be available on Live Extra. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Hamilton heads into the race with history on his side. Ten of the last eleven races in Monaco have been won by the man on pole position, with Rosberg claiming the last two victories in such fashion.

However, should the German driver manage to get the better of his teammate and win on Sunday, he will become just the fourth driver in F1 history to claim three successive Monaco GP victories.

Ferrari remains large in Mercedes’ mirrors, though, after Sebastian Vettel qualified in third place on Saturday. Should conditions be warmer than they were during qualifying, the four-time world champion may yet be able to fight for a second win in Monaco, although it will take a herculean effort from the driver and the team.

Throughout the field there are a number of storylines to keep an eye one, which you can read in our grand prix preview from earlier in the week.

Whether you’re a diehard racing fan or merely a follower of sports, the Monaco Grand Prix is up there as one of the most glamorous events around and is a must-watch.

The Monaco Grand Prix is live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 7am ET, and on NBC from 7:30am ET on Sunday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Three-time W Series champ Jamie Chadwick joining Andretti in Indy NXT Series for 2023

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Jamie Chadwick, the three-time W Series champion, will drive for Andretti Autosport in the Indy NXT Series next season.

Chadwick will make her debut in an American racing series in March, driving the No. 28 for Andretti Autosport with sponsorship from DHL. The 24-year-old will become the first female driver in 13 years to compete full time in the Indy NXT championship.

Chadwick joined the female free-to-enter W Series in its inaugural 2019 season, winning two races and the first of three consecutive championships. She has been a reserve driver for the Williams Formula One team and will continue in that role in 2023. She also has driven in the Extreme E Series.

Despite her success, Chadwick hasn’t landed a bigger ride in F3 or F2, and her break didn’t come until Michael Andretti contacted her and offered a test in an Indy NXT car.

The final three races of this year’s W Series schedule were canceled when funding fell through, but Chadwick still believes the all-female series was the right path for her.

“W Series has always been and will continue to be an opportunity to be racing for every female driver, so for my side, I looked at it while perhaps I would have liked to step up maybe earlier, at the same time being able to have that chance to race, get that experience, have that development, seat time… I was constantly learning,” Chadwick told The Associated Press.

“In that sense, I wasn’t frustrated at all. But on the flip side of it, now I’ve had that experience testing in the United States in Indy NXT and this is something I’m really excited about.”

Chadwick also is expected to have an enhanced role as a development driver next season with Williams, which chose American driver Logan Sargeant to fill its open seat on next year’s F1 grid.

“Andretti Autosport is proud to be supporting Jamie alongside DHL,” said Michael Andretti. “Jamie’s successful career speaks for itself, but Indy NXT gives Jamie the opportunity to continue her development in a new type of racing.

“We’ve turned out five Indy NXT champions over the years and look forward to continuing our role in developing new talent.”

Indy NXT is the new name of the rebranded Indy Lights Series, the final step on the ladder system before IndyCar.

Andretti will field two drivers next season in IndyCar that were developed in Indy NXT: Kyle Kirkwood, the 2021 champion, will return to Andretti after one season in IndyCar driving for A.J. Foyt Racing, and Devlin DeFrancesco is back for a second season.

Chadwick will be teammates in Indy NXT with Hunter McElrea and Louis Foster. She becomes Andretti’s second full-time female driver alongside Catie Munnings, who competes for Andretti United in the Extreme E Series.