WATCH LIVE: European GP on NBCSN, Live Extra from 8am ET

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Formula 1 enters the unknown on Sunday with the first European Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The Baku City Circuit has already been dubbed as one of the most unique tracks the sport has known, mixing high-speed sections with exceedingly tight complexes.

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton was unable to carry the momentum from Monaco and Canada into qualifying, making a costly error that leaves him 10th on the grid.

Mercedes teammate and drivers’ championship leader Nico Rosberg was able to capitalize – just – and pick up the first pole position in Baku.

However, with Daniel Ricciardo alongside him on the front row and the Ferrari duo of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen lurking just behind on the second row, Rosberg knows he has a fight on his hands today.

You can watch the European Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 8am ET on Sunday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett will be on the call, with pit reporter Will Buxton on the ground in Baku with updates and interviews throughout the race.

Here’s what to watch for in today’s race. Also be sure to follow the @F1onNBCSports Twitter account for live updates throughout the race.