WATCH LIVE: Hungarian GP race day on CNBC and Live Extra from 7:30am ET

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Lewis Hamilton heads into Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix with his sights firmly set on extending his Formula 1 drivers’ championship lead with another victory at the Hungaroring.

The British driver currently leads Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by 17 points at the top of the standings, and knows that a fifth win in Hungary on Sunday would provide a very healthy buffer to take into the summer break.

Victory would also see Hamilton become the most successful driver in the history of the Hungarian Grand Prix. No driver has won the race on five occasions, but after finishing fastest in FP1, FP2, FP3, Q1, Q2 and Q3, it is hard to bet against Hamilton.

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

Rosberg has struggled to match Hamilton throughout the weekend, falling half a second behind in qualifying on Saturday. The German driver will be hoping to get a strong start and get in front of Hamilton early on, but will need a perfect display if he is to challenge for the race win.

Just behind, Ferrari and Red Bull are set to enjoy a close scrap for the final podium position in Hungary. Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo start on the second row of the grid, and with their teammates lurking behind, we could be in for a fascinating battle on Sunday.

Be sure to check out our ‘what to watch for’ post ahead of the race, which will start at 8am ET.

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