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Lewis Hamilton may have arrived in Malaysia trailing Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the Formula 1 drivers’ championship for the first time since July, but the Briton showed few signs of rustiness after storming to pole position on Saturday.

Hamilton dominated proceedings in Q3 on Saturday afternoon at the Sepang International Circuit, finishing four-tenths of a second clear of the pack as Rosberg was left ruing mistakes en route to P2 on the grid.

A front-row lock-out for Mercedes may have been academic, yet if the long-run pace of Red Bull and Ferrari holds up from Friday, a tighter battle may be on the cards in the race.

You can watch the Malaysian Grand Prix live on NBCSN and the NBC Sports App from 2am 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 Townsend Bell on the ground at Sepang providing updates and interviews throughout the race.

Also be sure to follow the @F1onNBCSports Twitter account for live updates throughout the race.

2016 Malaysian Grand Prix – Starting Grid

1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2. Nico Rosberg Mercedes
3. Max Verstappen Red Bull
4. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull
5. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
6. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
7. Sergio Perez Force India
8. Nico Hulkenberg Force India
9. Jenson Button McLaren
10. Felipe Massa Williams
11. Valtteri Bottas Williams
12. Romain Grosjean Haas
13. Esteban Gutierrez Haas
14. Kevin Magnussen Renault
15. Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso
16. Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso
17. Marcus Ericsson Sauber
18. Felipe Nasr Sauber
19. Jolyon Palmer Renault
20. Esteban Ocon Manor
21. Pascal Wehrlein Manor
22. Fernando Alonso McLaren