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Rosberg rues Q3 error, says it’s ‘all doable’ from P2 in Montreal

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Nico Rosberg is confident that he can still win Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix despite losing out on pole position to Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Montreal.

Rosberg fell 0.062 seconds shy of Hamilton’s time on his first run in Q3 before making a mistake on his final lap, costing him the chance to beat Hamilton.

“I was hoping you hadn’t seen that one but apparently it did come out on TV,” Rosberg joked in the post-qualifying press conference.

“First lap in Q3 was good, not quite enough to beat Lewis but it was still a good lap. Next one I tried to pull one out of the bag, it didn’t work out and that’s it. Second place.

“Still a good team result of course to show we’re the fastest, fastest car has been great even on this very unique track here.”

With rain forecast for Sunday’s race and tire strategies set to be shaken up thanks to the introduction of the ultra-soft tire for this weekend’s race, Rosberg is sure he can still challenge for victory.

“For tomorrow, everything is still possible,” Rosberg said.

“The weather forecast is all over the place.

“From second place, it’s all doable.”

The Canadian Grand Prix is live on NBC and Live Extra from 1pm ET on Sunday.

NBCSN will present ‘Race and Sports in America: Conversations’ Monday

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With motor racing reckoning with its own issues of diversity and equality, “Race and Sports in America: Conversations” will tackle the topics of social justice with several athletes. The show will air at 8 p.m. ET Monday, July 13 on NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic channel and on regional sports networks.

The roundtable discussions will be hosted by Damon Hack and feature Charles Barkley, Steph Curry, Jimmy Rollins and Ozzie Smith in one segment. The other segment will include Kyle Rudolph, Anthony Lynn, Troy Mullins and James Blake.

Race has been a major topic in motorsports this year.

NASCAR banned the Confederate flag at its race after lobbying by Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in the premier Cup Series. In Formula One, six-time series champion Lewis Hamilton has joined Black Lives Matter marches in London and also formed a panel on diversity. The lone Black driver in F1 also led 14 of 20 drivers taking a knee before the season opener in Austria.