WATCH LIVE: FP3 for the Belgian Grand Prix

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With the rain clouds quickly gathering over Spa on Saturday morning, the stage is set for an interesting qualifying session later today (live on CNBC from 8am ET).

However, before that, the drivers and teams will get one final chance to run and fine tune their setups in FP3.

You can watch the session live from 5am ET on Live Extra. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Yesterday saw Mercedes pick up where it left off before the summer break, finishing first and second in both sessions. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg enjoyed a session apiece at the top of the timesheets, meaning that we should be in for another intra-team fight for pole later today.

However, with rain threatening to interrupt proceedings, things could change very quickly. Red Bull, Williams and Ferrari are all waiting in the wings to capitalize on any slip-up the Silver Arrows may make, whilst McLaren and Force India will also be hoping to get involved in the fight for the podium.

At one of F1’s classic circuits, we appear to be in store for a very close qualifying and race.

You can catch final practice live on Live Extra from 5am 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.

IndyCar teams with NASCAR on IMS road course doubleheader in 2021

IndyCar NASCAR doubleheader 2021
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The NTT IndyCar Series will be sharing Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Cup Series in a race weekend doubleheader for the second consecutive season, but both series will be on the road course in August 2021.

IMS announced Wednesday that IndyCar will hold an Aug. 14, 2021 race on its 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. It’ll be a day before NASCAR’s premier series runs the same layout for the first time after the Brickyard 400 was contested on the 2.5-mile oval for the first time in 27 years.

This season’s rescheduling of the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix to July 4, 2019 (a day before the Brickyard 400) led to the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader weekend. The Xfinity Series also raced on the IMS road course for the first time July 4 after the IndyCar race ended.

INDYCAR AT IMS THIS WEEKEND: Harvest GP schedule, entry lists

IndyCar will be holding its second race weekend this year at the IMS road course Friday and Saturday with the Harvest GP.

“Our first NASCAR-INDYCAR weekend was a big success last July, with positive feedback from
our loyal fans who watched the races on NBC and from the drivers, teams and participants
involved,” IMS president Douglas Boles said in a statement. “The Xfinity Series’ debut on the IMS road course provided exactly the kind of thrilling action from the green to checkered flags that we anticipated, so we know the teams and drivers of the Cup Series will put on a great show as they turn left and right for the first time at IMS.

“We can’t wait to welcome back fans to see NASCAR and INDYCAR together during this
exciting weekend as we add another memorable chapter in the long, storied history of the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

It also will mark the first NASCAR Cup-IndyCar doubleheader with a crowd as fans weren’t permitted at IMS in July because of the novel coronvavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Over the course of Wednesday, NASCAR is releasing its 36-race slate for next season. IndyCar has yet to release its full 2021 schedule.