WATCH LIVE: FP1 for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Live Extra from 4am ET

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Following an emotional week for the Formula 1 paddock in the wake of Jules Bianchi’s passing, the on-track action resumes on Friday with practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton arrives at the Hungaroring with a 17 point lead at the top of the drivers’ championship over Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg following his victory at the British Grand Prix three weeks ago.

Unfortunately for Rosberg, the Hungarian Grand Prix is one of Hamilton’s favorites. A four-time winner in Budapest, the Briton could move clear of Michael Schumacher as the most successful driver in the history of the race with a fifth win this weekend.

Hamilton will be looking to get in some early shots during the first free practice session on Friday morning at the Hungaroring as temperatures are expected to rise to 33ºC.

You can watch FP1 for the Hungarian Grand Prix live on Live Extra from 4am ET on Friday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Hamilton and Rosberg are set to renew their rivalry this weekend at the site of one of their greatest fall-outs in 2014.

Starting from pole position, Rosberg had a golden opportunity to extend his 14 point lead over Hamilton at the top of the standings after the Briton suffered a car fire in qualifying, leaving him at the back of the grid.

However, rain hit the Hungaroring and shook up the order, allowing Hamilton to move through the field and lead Rosberg in third place entering the final stint of the race.

Hamilton was ordered to let Rosberg past, but said he only would if the German could catch him. Rosberg was left frustrated in fourth at the flag, and dwelled on the matter over the summer before reacting at Spa and costing the team a sure-fire victory.

It may be far too early to speak of a repeat in Hungary, but FP1 should give us some idea of the pecking order ahead of this weekend’s race.

You can watch FP1 for the Hungarian Grand Prix live on Live Extra from 4am ET on Friday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.