Formula 1 arrives in Spain this weekend for the start of the European season at its traditional first stop of Barcelona.
Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg arrives at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya riding the crest of a wave after claiming his seventh straight grand prix victory in Russia two weeks ago.
The result makes Rosberg’s record 4-0 for the season, leaving him with a healthy championship buffer of 43 points over defending champion and teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Hamilton is not a man to turn down a challenge, though, and with 17 races to go, it would be foolish to rule him out of the title race just yet.
Recapping all of the news and interviews from a busy Thursday in the Barcelona paddock, NBCSN pit reporter Will Buxton brings you the latest edition of Paddock Pass.
UPDATE, May 13: This week, it’s a double dip of pre-event Paddock Pass!
Check out a special Friday edition of Paddock Pass in the below two clips.