WATCH LIVE: FP1 for the Singapore Grand Prix

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Formula 1’s final run to the end of the season begins this weekend in Singapore as Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton continue their fight for the 2014 drivers’ championship.

Both have impressive records at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, but they will be keen on making a good start to their weekend during the first free practice session today in Singapore.

You can watch FP1 live on Live Extra from 6am ET. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

The Singapore Grand Prix is one of just two night races in Formula 1, meaning that the F1 paddock must adjust their timings to take this into account. Ordinarily, this leaves drivers going to bed at 6am and getting up in the middle of the afternoon – it’s like going back to college!

For FP1 though, there is still some daylight in Singapore, making the session less representative of the conditions we see during qualifying and the race. Nevertheless, it should give us some kind of idea of the pecking order for the race around the city streets, which is one of the most demanding on the calendar.

Be sure to join us from 6am ET live on Live Extra for coverage of free practice one in Singapore. 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.

Lewis Hamilton receives Daytona 500 invitation from Bubba Wallace

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Lewis Hamilton is a fan of the new NASCAR Cup Series team formed by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan to field a car for Bubba Wallace.

Will the six-time Formula One champion also be a fan in person at a NASCAR race in the near future?

Wallace is hoping so.

After Hamilton tweeted his support Tuesday morning about the news of a Hamlin-Jordan-Wallace team making its debut with the 2021 season, Wallace responded with a sly invitation to the Daytona 500.

Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

But it would seem fitting given that Hamilton and Wallace have been two of the world’s most outspoken Black athletes about the quest for diversity and racial justice. Hamilton recently reaffirmed his commitment to activism after his donning a Breonna Taylor shirt sparked an FIA inquiry.

The idea of Hamilton attending the season opener already had legs, too. The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver has expressed a desire to race the Daytona 500 after he has retired from Formula One.

He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.

Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it only would be fitting if Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — spent some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.

Jeff Gordon was flanked by Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton before the 2015 Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images).