WATCH LIVE: Red Bull GRC from MCAS New River at 5 p.m. ET on NBC

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It’s a big racing weekend across the NBC Sports Group networks, with NASCAR’s return to NBC from Daytona International Speedway, Formula 1’s British Grand Prix on CNBC and the Red Bull Global Rallycross from the MCAS New River active military base.

Watch live coverage of the fourth round of the season today at 5 p.m. ET on NBC.

Ken Block, Tanner Foust and Sebastian Eriksson have won the opening three races of the season. Eriksson, the Red Bull GRC Supercars rookie, currently leads the points standings.

With severe weather canceling qualifying, the points set the grid. Here is the starting order:

Sunday’s Supercar starting lineup is as follows:

1. Sebastian Eriksson, No. 93 Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST
2. Ken Block, No. 43 Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta ST
3. Tanner Foust, No. 34 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle
4. Nelson Piquet Jr., No. 07 SH Racing Rallycross Ford Fiesta ST
5. Austin Dyne, No. 14 Bryan Herta Rallysport Ford Fiesta ST
6. Steve Arpin, No. 00 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Fiesta ST
7. Scott Speed, No. 41 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle
8. Joni Wiman, No. 31 Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST
9. Patrik Sandell, No. 18 Bryan Herta Rallysport Ford Fiesta ST
10. Sverre Isachsen, No. 11 Subaru Rally Team USA WRX STI
11. Bucky Lasek, No. 81 Subaru Rally Team USA WRX STI
12. Brian Deegan, No. 38 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Fiesta ST

Valtteri Bottas takes pole position for season-opening Austrian GP

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SPIELBERG, Austria — Valtteri Bottas upstaged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to take pole position Saturday for the Formula One Austrian GP.

The Finnish driver edged out the world champion by 0.012 seconds to claim the top spot for the season opener at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. He clenched his fist as he climbed out of his car and shared a hug with Hamilton.

“It’s something special when you push the car to the limit,” said Bottas, who is chasing an eighth career win. “Feels so good. It’s very impressive (from the team).”

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was third, and Lando Norris gave McLaren a boost by finishing fourth. Verstappen has won the past two years here, including 2019 when he started third behind Hamilton and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.

“It’s going to be interesting quite a bit warmer tomorrow and hopefully this will play to our advantage,” Verstappen said. “Today, Mercedes was on a different level, unfortunately. Last year we were also a little bit off in qualifying so I expect we will be a bit better in the race.”

Bottas had the leading time when drivers embarked on their final laps and beat his own mark before sliding off the track into the gravel.

Hamilton was chasing a record-extending 89th career pole. He was ahead but then dropped off slightly as Bottas secured a 12th career pole.

“Great job by Valtteri. It’s a great start to the season,” Hamilton said. “We show year on year that we continue to be the best team. We’re open-minded … constantly learning from each other and pushing the boundaries.”

Ferrari struggled for speed, with Leclerc nearly one second behind in seventh and Sebastian Vettel failing to make it into the third and final part of qualifying, known as Q3. He starts the race from 11th on the grid.

Vettel is leaving Ferrari at the end of the season with his future in F1 uncertain.

Earlier, Hamilton posted the fastest time in morning practice. The 35-year-old British driver was also quickest in both sessions on Friday.

Midway through third practice, F1 newcomer Nicholas Latifi misjudged the exit of a turn and spun his Williams car into a protective tire wall.