WATCH LIVE: FP2 for the Singapore Grand Prix

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Once the sun has set in Singapore, everything comes alive. Formula 1’s annual night race spectacular really gets going during the second free practice session, which will be the first to be run after nightfall at Marina Bay.

After finishing fastest in FP1, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso will be hoping to double up in the second session, but he will do well to beat the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg as the times get quicker and more representative in FP2.

You can watch FP2 live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 9.30am ET. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

F1 comes to Singapore at a pivotal point in the battle for the 2014 world championship. Both Hamilton and Rosberg have tasted victory and defeat in the past few weeks, and although the facade of smiles and grins remains, they are embroiled in a bitter fight at the top. Both have good track records at Marina Bay, so the stage is set for a thrilling fight at the front.

However, the likes of Red Bull and Ferrari could yet get themselves in the mix. The circuit’s tight and twisty nature should suit both teams, and Sebastian Vettel will hold faint hopes of a fourth successive victory in Singapore. They will have grown slightly fainter after FP1 though, where his session was ended early by an engine problem.

FP2 will give the drivers a chance to work on their long run pace ahead of the race on Sunday, as well as the new radio restrictions that have come into force for this weekend’s race.

Be sure to join us at 9.30am ET on NBCSN and Live Extra from FP2 live from Singapore. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Zach Veach splits with Andretti Autosport for rest of IndyCar season

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Zach Veach will be leaving his Andretti Autosport ride with three races remaining in the season, choosing to explore options after the decision was made he wouldn’t return for 2021.

In a Wednesday release, Andretti Autosport said a replacement driver for the No. 26 Dallara-Honda would be named in the coming days. The NTT IndyCar Series will race Oct. 2-3 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and then conclude the season Oct. 25 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Veach was ranked 11th in the points standings through 11 races of his third season with Andretti. Since a fourth in the June 6 season opener at Texas Motor Speedway, he hadn’t finished higher than 14th.

“The decision was made that I will not be returning in 2021 with Andretti Autosport in the No. 26 Gainbridge car,” Veach said in the Andretti release. “This, along with knowing that limited testing exists for teams due to COVID, have led me to the decision to step out of the car for the remainder of the 2020 IndyCar season. I am doing this to allow the team to have time with other drivers as they prepare for 2021, and so that I can also explore my own 2021 options.

“This is the hardest decision I have ever made, but to me, racing is about family, and it is my belief that you take care of your family. Andretti Autosport is my family and I feel this is what is best to help us all reach the next step. I will forever be grateful to Michael and the team for all of their support over the years. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for a relationship that started many years ago with Road to Indy. I will also be forever grateful to Dan Towriss for his friendship and for the opportunity he and Gainbridge have given me.

“My love for this sport and the people involved is unmeasurable, and I look forward to continuing to be amongst the racing world and fans in 2021.”

Said team owner Michael Andretti: “We first welcomed Zach to the Andretti team back in his USF2000 days and have enjoyed watching him grow and evolve as a racer, and a person. His decision to allow us to use the last few races to explore our 2021 options shows the measure of his character.

“Zach has always placed team and family first, and we’re very happy to have had him as part of ours for so many years. We wish him the best in whatever 2021 may bring and will always consider him a friend.”

Andretti fields five full-time cars for Veach, Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti and Colton Herta.

It also has fielded James Hinchcliffe in three races this season.