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


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 disappointed by delay of video game but aiming to launch at start of 2024

IndyCar video game 2024

An IndyCar executive said there is “absolutely” disappointment that its long-awaited video game recently was delayed beyond its target date, but the series remains optimistic about the new title.

“Well, I don’t know how quick it will be, but the whole situation is important to us,” Penske Entertainment president and CEO Mark Miles said during a news conference Monday morning to announce IndyCar’s NTT title sponsorship. “Motorsport Games has spent a lot of money, a lot of effort to create an IndyCar title. What we’ve seen of that effort, which is not completely obvious, is very reassuring.

“I think it’s going to be outstanding. That’s our shared objective, that when it is released, it’s just widely accepted. A great credit both to IndyCar racing, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, something that our fans love.”

In June 2021, IndyCar announced a new partnership with Motorsport Games to create and distribute an IndyCar video game for the PC and Xbox and PlayStation consoles in 2023.

But during an earnings call last week, Motorsport Games said the IndyCar game had been delayed to 2024 to ensure high quality.

Somewhat compounding the delay is that IndyCar’s license for iRacing expired after the end of the 2022 season because of its exclusive agreement with Motorsport Games.

That’s resulted in significant changes for IndyCar on iRacing, which had provided a high-profile way for the series to stay visible during its 2020 shutdown from the pandemic. (Players still can race an unbranded car but don’t race on current IndyCar tracks, nor can they stream).

That’s helped ratchet up the attention on having a video game outlet for IndyCar.

“I wish we had an IndyCar title 10 years ago,” said Miles, who has been working with the organization since 2013. “We’ve been close, but we’ve had these I think speed bumps.”

IndyCar is hopeful the Motorsports Game edition will be ready at the start of 2024. Miles hinted that beta versions could be unveiled to reporters ahead of the time “to begin to show the progress in a narrow way to make sure we’ve got it right, to test the progress so that we’re ready when they’re ready.”

It’s been nearly 18 years since the release of the most recent IndyCar video game for console or PC.

“(We) better get it right,” Miles said. “It’s something we’re very close to and continue to think about what it is to make sure we get it over the line in due course.”