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.

Dutch Grand Prix becomes fourth Formula 1 race canceled this season

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ZANDVOORT, Netherlands — The Dutch Grand Prix became the fourth Formula One race canceled this season because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, after organizers decided Thursday they didn’t want to play host to an event without spectators.

It was to be the first Dutch GP since 1985, but F1 wants to start the season with no spectators at races.

“We would like to celebrate this moment, the return of Formula 1 in Zandvoort, together with our racing fans in the Netherlands,” race director Jan Lammers said in a statement. “We ask everyone to be patient. I had to look forward to it for 35 years, so I can wait another year.”

The race in Zandvoort was set for May 3 and initially postponed. Fans who bought tickets can use them next year.

The coastal circuit has been redesigned, with some corners banked to facilitate faster racing.

The other races canceled this year were the season-opening Australian GP on March 15; the Monaco GP on May 24; and the French GP on June 28.

Another six have been postponed.

F1 organizers still hope to reschedule those and hold 15 to 18 races this season, starting in July with back-to-back races at the Austrian GP.