WATCH LIVE: FP3 for the Italian Grand Prix on Live Extra from 5am ET

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Lewis Hamilton has shown few signs of relenting at the front of the Formula 1 field at Monza after he topped both practice sessions on Friday.

Running with an upgraded Mercedes engine for the Italian Grand Prix weekend, Hamilton led home a one-two finish for Mercedes in both FP1 and FP2 ahead of teammate and championship rival Nico Rosberg.

Mercedes laid down an ominous pace at the front of the field that seems to be out of reach for the chasing pack. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished as the best of the rest, but was still over three-quarters of a second behind in FP2.

All eyes will be on Hamilton and Rosberg to see if they can continue this good form in the final practice session at Monza on Saturday morning ahead of qualifying later today.

You can watch FP3 for the Italian Grand Prix live on Live Extra from 5am ET. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Hamilton moved into a 28-point lead at the top of the drivers’ championship after winning the Belgian Grand Prix two weeks ago at Spa, and will be hoping to increase this advantage to over 30 points this weekend with a seventh win of the season.

The Briton is a two-time winner at Monza, but with Rosberg running him close during FP2 on Friday, he may face a stiff challenge to make it a hat-trick on Sunday.

You can watch FP3 for the Italian Grand Prix live on Live Extra from 5am ET. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Please note that the planned premiere of Off The Grid: Silverstone on Saturday has now been moved to Sunday 9/6 following F1 Extra.

IndyCar entry lists for Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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There are 25 drivers on the NTT IndyCar Series entry lists at Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with a few new yet familiar faces for the Oct. 2-3 race weekend.

Four-time champion Sebastien Bourdais will make his season debut in the No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet (shifting Dalton Kellett to the No. 41) with AJ Foyt Racing, which he is joining full time next season. James Hinchcliffe, who had run three races with Andretti Autosport, will return in place of Zach Veach in the No. 26 Dallara-Honda. Helio Castroneves will drive Arrow McLaren SP’s No. 7 Dallara-Chevy for Oliver Askew, who is out with concussion-like symptoms.

Sage Karam, who has two IndyCar starts this year at IMS (the road course on July 4 and the Indy 500 on Aug. 23), also will return to the series in Dreyer & Reinbold’s No. 24 Dallara-Chevrolet.

HARVEST GP ENTRY LISTS: Friday l Saturday

Friday and Saturday of the Harvest GP presented by GMR will mark the second and third races this season on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. While the July 4 race on the circuit was 80 laps, Friday’s distance is 85 laps, and Saturday will be a 75-lap event.

Championship leader Scott Dixon led 26 of 80 laps to win the July 4 race at the IMS road course. With three races remaining in the series, the five-time series champion enters with a 72-point lead on Josef Newgarden.

Click here to see who’s on the IndyCar entry lists in Race 1 and in Race 2 for the Harvest GP presented by GMR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.


START TIMES AND TV INFO FOR INDYCAR AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROAD COURSE (all times ET):

Thursday

IndyCar NTT Series practice: 2:25-3:40 p.m., NBC Sports Gold

IndyCar qualifying, Race 1: 6:20 p.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

Friday

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 1: 3:30 p.m. (green flag, 5 p.m.), USA Network, NBC Sports Gold

Saturday

—IndyCar qualifying: 10:20 a.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 2: 2:30 p.m (green flag, 2:31 p.m.)., NBC, NBC Sports Gold