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The 2015 Formula 1 season continues on Saturday morning in Shanghai with the third free practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix, albeit late Friday night in the U.S.

Free practice three represents the final chance for teams to prep heading into qualifying for the third round of the championship, and another chance for Lewis Hamilton, who led both of Friday’s practices, to top the timesheets.

You can watch FP3 for the Chinese Grand Prix live on NBC Sports Live Extra from midnight ET. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Hamilton led both sessions but arguably the story of the day was a fan who somehow made it onto the track, and was later arrested.

Hamilton was also wary of Ferrari’s pace, and he’ll have to see how Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen get on in FP3.

Besides Ferrari, Williams and Red Bull will also be in the frame for second behind Mercedes. Red Bull in particular needs a good run in the wake of continued pullout threats from senior management.

Be sure to join us at midnight ET for live coverage for FP1 for the Chinese Grand Prix on NBC Sports Live Extra. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

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. Time just published a brief piece by Wallace saluting Hamilton as a trailblazer.

The idea of Hamilton attending the NASCAR 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 would seem right for 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 — to spend 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).