WATCH LIVE: FP1 for the Brazilian Grand Prix

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Formula 1 ventures to one of its most historic and famous circuits this weekend as Interlagos hosts the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The track has been the site of many a great championship battle, with all five of the current champions on the grid winning at least one of their titles in Brazil.

However, this year, it will not be the deciding round as the double points race in Abu Dhabi guarantees that Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s fight will go to the final race of the year.

Nevertheless, the Brazilian GP will be an important race in deciding the destination of the championship as Hamilton goes in search of a sixth straight win that would take his lead over Rosberg past 30 points ahead of the final race.

Kicking things off in Brazil this weekend, we have the first free practice session. You can watch FP1 live on Live Extra from 7am ET today. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

After taking his 10th win of the season in Austin last weekend, Hamilton gave himself the luxury of not having to win either of the final two races to become champion. Finishing second in both Brazil and Abu Dhabi would be enough for the Briton, but that simply isn’t Lewis’ style.

With rain set to affect much of the running in Brazil this weekend, FP1 will give the drivers an important first chance to get out on track in the dry and get to grips with their cars. Also keep an eye out for Max Verstappen, Felipe Nasr and Dani Juncadella taking part in a reserve role in this session.

You can watch FP1 live on Live Extra from 7am ET today. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”