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F1 Paddock Pass: Canadian GP Friday Edition (VIDEO)

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Practice sessions for the Canadian Grand Prix are in the bank prior to today’s qualifying session, which is live from 1 p.m. ET on CNBC.

After Friday’s two practice sessions, NBCSN pit reporter and insider Will Buxton checked in for the latest edition of the NBC Sports Group original digital series Paddock Pass.

Friday is traditionally the day of the weekend team members’ press conference, but Canada added a wrinkle this year with the new heads of the sport – Chase Carey, Ross Brawn and Sean Bratches – all present for a press conference in the afternoon.

Additionally, here’s some updates from Scuderia Toro Rosso, Scuderia Ferrari, Haas F1 Team and Honda among others.

 

Here’s a link to Thursday’s pre-race Paddock Pass in case you missed it.

Video highlights from Stage 13 of the Dakar Rally

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Friday’s Stage 13 of the 40th Dakar Rally went from San Juan to Cordoba to set up the concluding stage of the event.

The video highlights of Stage 13 will air on NBCSN on Saturday at 6:30 pm ET, but here are some of the highlights from Friday:

CARS

Nassar Al-Attiyah strengthened his hold on second with a stage win as defending winner Stephane Peterhansel crashed in the penultimate stage.

BIKES

Toby Price won his second stage of the 2018 Dakar, his ninth overall, while Matthias Walkner retained the lead ahead of the final stage.

TRUCKS

Eduard Nikolaev continued to make a case for his second consecutive Dakar win after an epic battle to capture Stage 13.

QUADS

Jeremias Gonzalez took Stage 13 of the quads, tightening his grip on third overall in the 2018 Dakar Rally.