WATCH LIVE: FP3 for the Canadian Grand Prix on Live Extra from 10am ET

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Following a rain-affected second practice session on Friday, the drivers and teams will be keen to get out on track nice and early in FP3 ahead of qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix later today.

Heavy showers meant that the teams were unable to complete any representative running during the second half of FP2 on Friday, but conditions are far brighter for the final practice session on Saturday morning.

The action kicks off at 10am ET, with the final one-hour practice session giving the teams a last chance to perform system checks and setup changes ahead of qualifying this afternoon.

You can watch FP3 for the Canadian Grand Prix live on Live Extra from 10am ET on Saturday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

In spite of the rain, Mercedes opted to brave the conditions and send both of its drivers out on track in a bid to learn something in case of a wet race on Sunday.

However, the decision backfired as Lewis Hamilton aquaplaned off the circuit and into the wall at the hairpin, leaving Mercedes with some repair work to do overnight.

Hamilton still managed to finish the day as the fastest driver in both sessions, underlining his love for the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve where he has won three times before.

With teammate Nico Rosberg hot on his heels at the top of the drivers’ standings and Ferrari also looming large this weekend, the Briton is unlikely to have it all his own way in Canada.

You can watch FP3 for the Canadian Grand Prix live on Live Extra from 10am ET on Saturday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

IndyCar race weekend doubleheader schedule at IMS road course

IndyCar weekend schedule Indianapolis
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The NTT IndyCar Series will return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the third time this season but with a weekend schedule that will put the action in front of fans for the first time in 2020.

The track’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course will play host to IndyCar and sports cars series over four days. The action will begin Thursday with practice and concluding with an eight-hour race Sunday featuring the Intercontinental GT Challenge and GT World Challenge America.

The NTT IndyCar Series will hold a Friday-Saturday race doubleheader called the Harvest GP presented by GMR.

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The name is a nod to the Harvest Classic, which was held Sept. 9, 1916 to help the track stay solvent during World War I. The event had three races of 20, 50 and 100 miles (all won by Johnny Aitken) that was the only racing held outside May at IMS from 1911-93.

A limited crowd of 10,000 will be allowed each day this weekend, and those fans will be the first to experience new video boards, concession stands, restrooms and 5G wireless connectivity.

Here’s the IndyCar weekend schedule for Indianapolis Motor Speedway Harvest GP:

(All times are Eastern)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Thursday, Oct. 1

Noon — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America test session
2:25 p.m. — IndyCar practice (NBC Sports Gold)
6:20 p.m. — IndyCar qualifying for Harvest GP, Race 1 (NBC Sports Gold)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Friday, Oct. 2

10:20 a.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America practice
1:40 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America practice
3:30 p.m. — IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 1 (USA Network, NBC Sports Gold)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Saturday, Oct. 3

10:20 a.m. — IndyCar qualifying for Harvest GP, Race 2 (NBC Sports Gold)
12:10 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America qualifying
2:30 p.m. — IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 2 (NBC, NBC Sports Gold)
5:30 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America pole shootout

IndyCar weekend schedule: Sunday, Oct. 4

10 a.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America race