WATCH LIVE: FP1 for the Canadian Grand Prix

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Formula 1 returns to North America this weekend for the Canadian Grand Prix, and following the tantalizing race in Monaco last time out, it promises to be a great event.

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will go toe-to-toe once again in the battle for the championship lead, but the advantage currently lies with the German driver after his win in Monaco.

The first on-track action in Canada this weekend will be the first free practice session. CLICK HERE to watch FP1 via live stream. Coverage starts at 11am ET.

FP1 will see American driver Alexander Rossi get out on track for the first time this year for Caterham. The team’s reserve driver is vying for an F1 seat in the near future, and this run-out should allow him to get to grips with the 2014 car. We spoke to him yesterday about his future and the possibility of a drive with Gene Haas’ new F1 team.

With a 50/50 chance of rain, it could be a very interesting first session. Who will draw first blood in Canada? Find out by watching FP1 live from 11am ET. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Please note that there will be no commentary from the NBCSN team for this session, but it will instead purely be the FOM world feed.

Ferrari junior Ilott victorious in Macau F3 qualification race

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Ferrari Driver Academy member Callum Ilott will start the 64th Macau Grand Prix from pole position after beating his Formula 3 rivals to victory in Saturday’s qualification race.

Ilott, 19, started third on the grid on Saturday behind pole-sitter Joel Eriksson and McLaren junior Lando Norris, but made a good start to rise to second early on.

Ilott hounded Eriksson for position for much of the race before battling past at Mandarin on Lap 7 as his Swedish rival struggled to keep his tires alive.

With Eriksson unable to respond, Ilott ultimately crossed the line more than seven seconds clear to take his first Macau win and secure pole for Sunday’s main event.

“We started quite strong as I got up to second from third which was not too bad. Then in the middle part of the race I had a good pace and I got past Joel for P1,” Ilott said.

“After that I managed to pull away. It was a good race, even quite relaxing at the end. I’m really happy for the result. Thank you SJM Theodore Racing by Prema, they did a great job and it should be good for tomorrow too.”

Eriksson held on to second ahead of Sergio Sette Camara, who completed the podium ahead of Maximilian Günther in P4.

Ferdinand Habsburg finished fifth ahead of Pedro Piquet, while Norris was left to settle for a lowly P7 after a clutch issue off the line caused him to drop down the order.

You can see full results from the Macau F3 qualifying race here.