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F1 Paddock Pass: Bahrain Grand Prix, Friday edition! (VIDEO)

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Lest Thursday’s pre-race edition of the NBC Sports Group original digital series, Paddock Pass, be the only edition before this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix, fear not because there’s even more that’s been gathered today.

A special Friday edition of Paddock Pass is now live, as NBCSN pit reporter and insider Will Buxton goes through the Formula 1 paddock for more after Friday’s two practice sessions.

Full length replays of those practice sessions are below, via NBCSports.com’s streams:

Here’s the special Friday Paddock Pass, below:

In part one, Red Bull’s Christian Horner and Williams’ Claire Williams talk about the direction F1 is heading ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

In part two, Toro Rosso technician James Key, Ferrari technician Mattia Binotto and Mercedes technical director James Allison break down the first couple of races to their F1 seasons.

Montreal Mayor cancels Formula E’s planned season four finale

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New Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante has cancelled the FIA Formula E Championship’s planned season four finale, which was set for two races on July 28 and 29, 2018, citing what was termed a “financial fiasco.”

Plante was elected to replace Denis Coderre in the role, and didn’t follow Coderre’s support of the event.

She announced the news today citing financial and logistical challenges she didn’t feel the city could overcome.

Via a report in the CBC, Plante’s administration estimated a potential cost of up to $35 million would needed to be paid by the city’s taxpayers for the event’s second running. Additionally, a nonprofit organization reportedly owes creditors some $9.5 million.

Plante revealed details today in a series of messages posted on Twitter, which you can see in order below.

A Formula E spokesperson supplied a statement of the surprise news to e-racing365.com:

Formula E’s fourth season underwent one calendar change with a return to Punta Del Este, Uruguay replacing a cancelled race in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Whether a replacement can be sourced for this race weekend will now remain to be seen.