WATCH LIVE: Hungarian GP qualifying on CNBC and Live Extra from 8am ET

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Lewis Hamilton heads into this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix with his sights set on becoming the most successful driver in the history of the race.

Hamilton currently sits level on four wins with Michael Schumacher, but a fifth victory this weekend would pull him clear of the seven-time world champion as the winningest driver at the Hungaroring.

The Briton currently leads the drivers’ championship by 17 points ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, and will be hoping to extend his advantage before the summer break with a sixth win of the season on Sunday.

However, with Rosberg lurking less than one-tenth of a second further back during the final practice session on Saturday morning, the in-house fight at Mercedes looks set to rage on in qualifying today.

You can watch qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix live on CNBC and Live Extra from 8am ET on Saturday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Behind the Mercedes drivers, the battle to be ‘best of the rest’ in Hungary looks set to boil down to Ferrari and Red Bull. Williams has struggled for pace so far this weekend, finishing outside of the top ten in FP3.

Although Sebastian Vettel did hold the advantage in the final practice session on Saturday morning, Ferrari has encountered a number of problems on both of its cars across the course of the weekend.

The Hungaroring is one of the few circuits currently on the F1 calendar that Vettel has not won at, and although that does not appear to be set to change this weekend, the German will be hoping to take advantage of any rain that could hit Budapest amid the city’s heatwave.

Will Hamilton secure a fifth pole position at the Hungaroring on Saturday? Or will he wilt in the heat? Join us for all of the action live at 8am ET.

You can watch qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix live on CNBC and Live Extra from 8am ET on Saturday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.