WATCH LIVE: British GP Race Day on CNBC and Live Extra from 7:30am ET

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The British Grand Prix is one of the best-attended and most-loved grands prix of the Formula 1 calendar, but arguably has more importance to one driver on the grid than all the others.

Lewis Hamilton has captured the imagination of the British fans over the past eight years, winning at Silverstone in both of his championship years.

On Sunday, the Mercedes driver has a chance to score his third victory at the home of British motor racing as he starts from pole position.

Hamilton edged out teammate Nico Rosberg by one-tenth of a second in qualifying on Saturday, but with the German starting alongside on the front row, the battle could be poised to rage on throughout the race at Silverstone.

You can watch the British Grand Prix live on CNBC and Live Extra from 7:30am ET on Sunday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Behind the duelling Mercedes’ duo, Ferrari and Williams are set to enjoy what could be their closest fight since the beginning of the season. Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will line up third and fourth on the grid for Williams’ home grand prix, and have a good chance of extending the team’s podium streak to three races.

Further back, the midfield battle is once again too close to call. Red Bull, Force India, Lotus and Toro Rosso all look capable of a points finish at Silverstone, but then again, all could miss out.

For more on the storylines heading into the race, take a look at our ‘what to watch for’ post.

You can watch the British Grand Prix live on CNBC and Live Extra from 7:30am ET on Sunday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Reviewing Danica Patrick’s highs and lows at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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So much of Danica Patrick’s fame can be traced to Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

It’s where she became a household name 13 years ago when she became the first woman to lead the Indianapolis 500 and emerged as a transcendent athlete.

It’s where everything started. This Sunday, it’s where everything will end, too.

In her last warmup before starting the final race of her career, Patrick had a bumpy final practice Friday on Carb Day. She was eighth fastest, but her Dallara-Chevrolet was in the garage most of the session because of an electrical problem in the engine. After returning during the final 10 minutes of the session, Patrick’s No. 13 seemed to be OK.

“At the end of the day, these are things you’re actually glad for, because if this had happened Sunday, we would have been done,” she said. “I’m glad to get the issues out of the way early on. Overall, today felt good. We made some changes when I went out the second time, and I’m feeling good about starting seventh on Sunday.”
Though she has had her share of success – along with a fourth in her debut, there was a third in 2009 and six top 10s in seven starts — Patrick has learned well how to handle frustration at the 2.5-mile track, too.

Fuel mileage might have kept her from winning her debut, a pit collision ruined 2008, and an unstable setup made 2010 a wild ride.

For a review of her up-and-down history at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and her legacy in racing, watch the video essay above that ran during Friday’s NASCAR America Motorsports Special on NBCSN.