WATCH LIVE: British GP Race Day on CNBC and Live Extra from 7:30am ET

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The British Grand Prix is one of the best-attended and most-loved grands prix of the Formula 1 calendar, but arguably has more importance to one driver on the grid than all the others.

Lewis Hamilton has captured the imagination of the British fans over the past eight years, winning at Silverstone in both of his championship years.

On Sunday, the Mercedes driver has a chance to score his third victory at the home of British motor racing as he starts from pole position.

Hamilton edged out teammate Nico Rosberg by one-tenth of a second in qualifying on Saturday, but with the German starting alongside on the front row, the battle could be poised to rage on throughout the race at Silverstone.

You can watch the British Grand Prix live on CNBC and Live Extra from 7:30am ET on Sunday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Behind the duelling Mercedes’ duo, Ferrari and Williams are set to enjoy what could be their closest fight since the beginning of the season. Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will line up third and fourth on the grid for Williams’ home grand prix, and have a good chance of extending the team’s podium streak to three races.

Further back, the midfield battle is once again too close to call. Red Bull, Force India, Lotus and Toro Rosso all look capable of a points finish at Silverstone, but then again, all could miss out.

For more on the storylines heading into the race, take a look at our ‘what to watch for’ post.

You can watch the British Grand Prix live on CNBC and Live Extra from 7:30am ET on Sunday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

MRTI: Juncos signs Carlos Cunha for Pro Mazda campaign

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Juncos Racing continued to bolster its entries in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires by signing Carlos Cunha to pilot a third Juncos Pro Mazda entry for 2018. Cunha, who finished third in the 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season on the back of seven podium finishes, joins Rinus VeeKay and Robert Megennis in Juncos’ Pro Mazda lineup for 2018.

Cunha previously tested with the team at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in October and joined Juncos for the Chris Griffis Memorial test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in November, testing cars for both the Pro Mazda and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires teams.

“It’s great to become a part of Juncos Racing,” said the 18-year-old Cunha. “I am really excited to start the 2018 season with Juncos Racing. This fall we did some testing together and from there I was able to see how focused everyone on the team is and I even felt like I became a part of their family in no time. I am confident we will get great results together next year and I look forward to learning and growing more with the team. It will be a huge pleasure and also a great responsibility to carry the number one on my car, thanks to (2017 Pro Mazda champion Victor Franzoni) and I hope to deliver it back to the team at the end of the year!”

Team owner Ricardo Juncos added, “We are excited to add Carlos to our Pro Mazda lineup. From the moment we started testing with him in early October, we knew he would be a great fit for our team. Carlos has been very quick in testing and even had an impressive showing in the Indy Lights car at the Chris Griffis test back in October. He had a great run this past season in the Pro Mazda series and we are confident he will carry that momentum into the 2018 season.”

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