Formula 1 makes its long-awaited return from the summer break today with the Belgian Grand Prix at the iconic Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
Nico Rosberg may have seen his points lead in the drivers’ championship turn into a 19-point deficit through July, but the German now has a perfect chance to strike back against Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.
With Hamilton receiving a 55-place grid drop for taking three new power units over the weekend, the championship leader is resigned to the back row of the grid.
Rosberg capitalized on his teammate’s struggles to capture pole at Spa on Saturday, edging out Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen in Q3.
The pressure will now be on Rosberg to seal the deal and take his first win since the middle of June, while Hamilton will be focusing on damage limitation when fighting back from the rear of the grid.
You can watch the Belgian Grand Prix live on NBCSN and the NBC Sports App from 7am ET on Sunday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.
Bob Varsha, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett will be on the call, with pit reporter Will Buxton on the ground at Hockenheim providing updates and interviews throughout the race.
Also be sure to follow the @F1onNBCSports Twitter account for live updates throughout the race.