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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.

IndyCar teams with NASCAR on IMS road course doubleheader in 2021

IndyCar NASCAR doubleheader 2021
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The NTT IndyCar Series will be sharing Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Cup Series in a race weekend doubleheader for the second consecutive season, but both series will be on the road course in August 2021.

IMS announced Wednesday that IndyCar will hold an Aug. 14, 2021 race on its 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. It’ll be a day before NASCAR’s premier series runs the same layout for the first time after the Brickyard 400 was contested on the 2.5-mile oval for the first time in 27 years.

This season’s rescheduling of the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix to July 4, 2019 (a day before the Brickyard 400) led to the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader weekend. The Xfinity Series also raced on the IMS road course for the first time July 4 after the IndyCar race ended.

INDYCAR AT IMS THIS WEEKEND: Harvest GP schedule, entry lists

IndyCar will be holding its second race weekend this year at the IMS road course Friday and Saturday with the Harvest GP.

“Our first NASCAR-INDYCAR weekend was a big success last July, with positive feedback from
our loyal fans who watched the races on NBC and from the drivers, teams and participants
involved,” IMS president Douglas Boles said in a statement. “The Xfinity Series’ debut on the IMS road course provided exactly the kind of thrilling action from the green to checkered flags that we anticipated, so we know the teams and drivers of the Cup Series will put on a great show as they turn left and right for the first time at IMS.

“We can’t wait to welcome back fans to see NASCAR and INDYCAR together during this
exciting weekend as we add another memorable chapter in the long, storied history of the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

It also will mark the first NASCAR Cup-IndyCar doubleheader with a crowd as fans weren’t permitted at IMS in July because of the novel coronvavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Over the course of Wednesday, NASCAR is releasing its 36-race slate for next season. IndyCar has yet to release its full 2021 schedule.