WATCH LIVE: FP3 for the Brazilian Grand Prix

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The Brazilian Grand Prix is one of the most famous and historic events on the Formula 1 calendar, being the site of many a championship decider over the past ten years.

In fact, all five of the current world champions racing in F1 have clinched a championship at Interlagos, making it a favorite venue for many.

Although he cannot win the title in Brazil this weekend, Nico Rosberg will be hoping to make inroads into Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton’s lead at the top of the drivers’ championship, with the German driver trailing by 24 points heading into the race at Interlagos.

Rosberg certainly started as he will mean to go on in practice on Friday, finishing fastest in both sessions, and he will be looking to make it a clean sweep during FP3 on Saturday morning.

You can watch FP3 from Brazil LIVE on Live Extra from 8a ET. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Hamilton didn’t sit back in practice, though, and finished a close second to his teammate in both sessions. He did admit that he failed to hook up a perfect lap in FP2, meaning that he could have been a lot quicker.

The newly resurfaced track at Interlagos has caught a number of drivers out already this weekend, with the low grip levels posing a serious challenge. FP3 will give the drivers one final chance to find the limit and prepare for qualifying later today.

Fernando Alonso, Esteban Gutierrez and Sergio Perez will all be hoping to make up for lost time after missing part of practice on Friday. In Perez’s case, he did not even sit in the car after reserve driver Dani Juncadella crashed out in FP1, leaving Force India with a big repair job ahead of today’s session.

You can watch FP3 from Brazil LIVE on Live Extra from 8a ET. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Supercross: Talon Hawkins to debut in Houston in relief of Jalek Swoll

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Talon Hawkins, 19, will make his Monster Energy Supercross debut on a 250 this week in Houston, Texas as a fill-in rider for Jalek Swoll.

During the Anaheim 2 weekend, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team announced Swoll underwent successful surgery to repair a broken arm suffered in a practice crash.

That same weekend, Hawkins made some noise. He took the lead from teammate Casey Cohran on Lap 2 of the 250 SX Futures Main and led for three laps before he was overtaken by eventual winner Daxton Bennick. Cochran also got around him to push Hawkins to third.

This will not be Hawkins SuperMotocross professional debut, however; he made three Lucas Oil Pro Motocross starts last year with results of 19th at Spring Creek in Millville, Minnesota, 27th at Ironman in Crawfordsville, Indiana and a best finish of 17th in the season finale at Fox Raceway in Pala, California.

Hawkins also has a top-10 finish in the 125 All-Star division at Pala in 2019 riding a Husqvarna.

Speaking with RacerXOnline.com before the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals, Hawkins predicted his future with Husqvarna would come down to how he performed in that race.

“It all just comes down to how I perform at Loretta’s,” Hawkins said. “Say I do really well, I get a top three in both classes and do a pretty solid job, I would like to go pro and just kind of finish out the rest of the series. But there’s also the option of waiting a little bit longer, going back out to [Aldon] Baker’s [Factory] or going anywhere and training, and just being prepared. I’m also open to that too. Honestly, it’s whatever the team wants. Whatever we think is the best option is what we’re going to go with. So, I don’t really have a plan right now, just looking into the future.”

Hawkins finished third overall in the 125 B/C and Schoolboy divisions at the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals.