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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.

Zach Veach splits with Andretti Autosport for rest of IndyCar season

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Zach Veach will be leaving his Andretti Autosport ride with three races remaining in the season, choosing to explore options after the decision was made he wouldn’t return for 2021.

In a Wednesday release, Andretti Autosport said a replacement driver for the No. 26 Dallara-Honda would be named in the coming days. The NTT IndyCar Series will race Oct. 2-3 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and then conclude the season Oct. 25 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Veach was ranked 11th in the points standings through 11 races of his third season with Andretti. Since a fourth in the June 6 season opener at Texas Motor Speedway, he hadn’t finished higher than 14th.

“The decision was made that I will not be returning in 2021 with Andretti Autosport in the No. 26 Gainbridge car,” Veach said in the Andretti release. “This, along with knowing that limited testing exists for teams due to COVID, have led me to the decision to step out of the car for the remainder of the 2020 IndyCar season. I am doing this to allow the team to have time with other drivers as they prepare for 2021, and so that I can also explore my own 2021 options.

“This is the hardest decision I have ever made, but to me, racing is about family, and it is my belief that you take care of your family. Andretti Autosport is my family and I feel this is what is best to help us all reach the next step. I will forever be grateful to Michael and the team for all of their support over the years. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for a relationship that started many years ago with Road to Indy. I will also be forever grateful to Dan Towriss for his friendship and for the opportunity he and Gainbridge have given me.

“My love for this sport and the people involved is unmeasurable, and I look forward to continuing to be amongst the racing world and fans in 2021.”

Said team owner Michael Andretti: “We first welcomed Zach to the Andretti team back in his USF2000 days and have enjoyed watching him grow and evolve as a racer, and a person. His decision to allow us to use the last few races to explore our 2021 options shows the measure of his character.

“Zach has always placed team and family first, and we’re very happy to have had him as part of ours for so many years. We wish him the best in whatever 2021 may bring and will always consider him a friend.”

Andretti fields five full-time cars for Veach, Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti and Colton Herta.

It also has fielded James Hinchcliffe in three races this season.