WATCH LIVE: FP2 for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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ABU DHABI – After beating teammate and championship rival Nico Rosberg to the top of the timesheets in first practice today, Lewis Hamilton will be looking to double up in FP2 at Yas Marina as the sun goes down and the lights come on.

Hamilton heads into the final race of the 2014 Formula 1 season with a 17-point lead at the top of the standings, and will win his second world championship if he finishes in the top two on Sunday.

Starting as he means to go on, the Briton finished fastest in FP1, almost two-tenths clear of Rosberg in second place. However, the German driver will be keen on levelling the score in second practice in Abu Dhabi.

You can watch FP2 for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 8a ET today. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Whereas the first session was run during the day and therefore wasn’t truly representative of the conditions for the race, FP2 takes place as the sun goes down in Abu Dhabi, starting at the same time as the grand prix will on Sunday. This gives the teams a great chance to evaluate their long run pace and get in sync for the final round of the year at Yas Marina.

Williams will be hoping to make up for lost time in the second session after both of its cars suffered a bodywork failure in FP1, while Jenson Button was also sidelined due to a technical issue on his McLaren.

After stepping aside for FP1 to allow Adderly Fong (Sauber) and Esteban Ocon (Lotus) to make their F1 weekend debuts, Adrian Sutil and Romain Grosjean will both return to their cars for the second session in Abu Dhabi.

You can watch FP2 for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 8a ET today. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

IndyCar entry lists for Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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There are 25 drivers on the NTT IndyCar Series entry lists at Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with a few new yet familiar faces for the Oct. 2-3 race weekend.

Four-time champion Sebastien Bourdais will make his season debut in the No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet (shifting Dalton Kellett to the No. 41) with AJ Foyt Racing, which he is joining full time next season. James Hinchcliffe, who had run three races with Andretti Autosport, will return in place of Zach Veach in the No. 26 Dallara-Honda. Helio Castroneves will drive Arrow McLaren SP’s No. 7 Dallara-Chevy for Oliver Askew, who is out with concussion-like symptoms.

Sage Karam, who has two IndyCar starts this year at IMS (the road course on July 4 and the Indy 500 on Aug. 23), also will return to the series in Dreyer & Reinbold’s No. 24 Dallara-Chevrolet.

HARVEST GP ENTRY LISTS: Friday l Saturday

Friday and Saturday of the Harvest GP presented by GMR will mark the second and third races this season on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. While the July 4 race on the circuit was 80 laps, Friday’s distance is 85 laps, and Saturday will be a 75-lap event.

Championship leader Scott Dixon led 26 of 80 laps to win the July 4 race at the IMS road course. With three races remaining in the series, the five-time series champion enters with a 72-point lead on Josef Newgarden.

Click here to see who’s on the IndyCar entry lists in Race 1 and in Race 2 for the Harvest GP presented by GMR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.


START TIMES AND TV INFO FOR INDYCAR AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROAD COURSE (all times ET):

Thursday

IndyCar NTT Series practice: 2:25-3:40 p.m., NBC Sports Gold

IndyCar qualifying, Race 1: 6:20 p.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

Friday

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 1: 3:30 p.m. (green flag, 5 p.m.), USA Network, NBC Sports Gold

Saturday

—IndyCar qualifying: 10:20 a.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 2: 2:30 p.m (green flag, 2:31 p.m.)., NBC, NBC Sports Gold