Formula 1’s first of seven flyaway races to end the season, the Singapore Grand Prix, takes place today starting on NBCSN and the NBC Sports App from 7 a.m. ET.
Pre-race coverage runs for an hour from 7 a.m. ET through to 8 a.m. ET, with lights out at that point.
The stage is set for what should be a duel between the Ferrari and Red Bull teams on Sunday, as these two squads locked out the front two rows.
Sebastian Vettel has the pole ahead of Max Verstappen, with Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen on row two. The Mercedes AMG Petronas teammates of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will have to make hay from row three, with Nico Hulkenberg (Renault), McLaren Honda teammates Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne and Carlos Sainz Jr. (Toro Rosso) completing the top-10.
Vettel is poised to recapture the points lead with the tight and twisting Singapore circuit playing to the Ferrari’s benefits.
Safety cars are also usually a staple of the race and could throw a surprise into the mix.
Hamilton won his second straight race of the year in Monza, and he’s now moved into the championship lead with a three-point lead over Vettel, 238 to 235. But with Vettel and Ferrari poised to succeed from the front in Singapore, the pendulum could swing back their way tonight.
You can watch the Singapore Grand Prix live on NBC and the NBC Sports app from 7am ET. CLICK HERE for NBCSN live stream.
You can also try out a new ‘Mosaic View’ for the race that includes the race simulcast, in-car cameras, driver tracker and pit lane cam. CLICK HERE to watch the Mosaic View live stream.
Bob Varsha, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett will be on the call, with pit reporter Will Buxton providing updates and interviews throughout the race from Singapore.
Also be sure to follow the @F1onNBCSports Twitter account for live updates throughout the race.