Relive Suzuka start for Mercedes pair, side-by-side (VIDEO)

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AUSTIN, Texas – As they prepare to duel in today’s United States Grand Prix from Circuit of The Americas (2:30 p.m. ET, NBC), here’s a quick recap of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s respective starts from the Japanese Grand Prix a fortnight ago.

The NBC Sports Group video team put together a side-by-side comparison of the two starts, which you can see above.

Hamilton’s starts have largely been in the crosshairs this season, and the Englishman sought to address it in his visit to the Mercedes AMG Petronas factory last week.

“It has been an ongoing thing all year long,” Hamilton explained in Thursday’s FIA Press Conference. “There’s been a lot of changes, a lot of work, perhaps more than in other areas.

“I was at the factory last week and we were working very hard to cover up all areas so we hope that we have a slightly better formula this weekend. If not  then there will be a better formula next weekend, but it is something that… I definitely feel that we’re in a better position so fingers crossed for Sunday.”