F1 Paddock Pass: 2016 Australian Grand Prix (VIDEO)

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Formula 1 roars back into life this weekend after a long winter of slumber, shaking off the dust with a visit to sunny Melbourne for the traditional curtain-raiser: the Australian Grand Prix.

With three new drivers and a new team on the grid for 2016, plus a handful of new sporting rules, there is plenty to look forward to over the coming 12 months.

The beginning of the season in Australia also marks the return of the NBC Sports original digital series ‘Paddock Pass’.

NBCSN F1 pit reporter Will Buxton brings you all of the latest news, interviews and analysis from the Melbourne paddock on Thursday as everyone goes ‘back to school’ for the new year.

For full details on NBCSN’s broadcasts for the Australian Grand Prix weekend, click here.