As Formula 1 prepares to enter the twilight of the 2016 season, championship contenders Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will battle under the dark of night this Sunday in the Singapore Grand Prix.
Back-to-back victories at Spa and Monza have drawn Rosberg to within two points of Hamilton at the top of the drivers’ championship, but he’ll need to tame one of F1’s modern wonders if he is to take the lead today.
Rosberg did all he could in qualifying, setting a searing pace to take his seventh pole position of the season for Mercedes.
Hamilton cited a lack of rhythm after the session as he faded to third place, the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo slotting between the championship protagonists.
Ricciardo and teammate Max Verstappen are set to start on the super-soft tire today, an alternate strategy threatening to ursurp Mercedes at the front of the pack.
Throw in a near-certain safety car (as in every Singapore GP to date) and perhaps even a smattering of rain, and you have the makings of a classic grand prix under the lights at Marina Bay.
You can watch the Singapore Grand Prix live on NBCSN and the NBC Sports App from 7am ET on Sunday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.
Brian Till, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett will be on the call, with pit reporter James Allen on the ground in Singapore providing updates and interviews throughout the race.
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