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British Grand Prix live across CNBC, NBC Sports App this weekend

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Formula 1 completes another back-to-back run of races with this weekend’s British Grand Prix from Silverstone, coming a week after the Austrian Grand Prix last weekend.

CNBC will air live TV coverage of both qualifying and the race, with all sessions being broadcast live on the NBC Sports app. NBCSN air FP2 on same day delay and re-air qualifying on Saturday.

Race day coverage begins live on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC, with qualifying being shown on Saturday live at 8 a.m. ET on CNBC.

Second practice will be shown live on the NBC Sports app from 8 a.m. ET on Friday before being replayed on NBCSN at 2 p.m. ET.

FP1 and FP3 will also be live on the NBC Sports app on Friday at 4 a.m. ET and Saturday at 5 a.m. ET respectively.

The ebb and flow of the 2017 Formula 1 season continued in Austria as, like in Russia, Valtteri Bottas stormed to a decisive victory courtesy of an excellent start and a brilliant defense against Sebastian Vettel. It has moved Bottas into serious championship discussion, just 15 points behind his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton now sits 20 points behind championship leader Vettel, who has gained 14 points on Hamilton over the last four races and finished ahead of him at Monaco, Azerbaijan and Austria. The fourth race in that stretch though was Canada.

As Canada was a happy hunting ground for Hamilton – he banked his sixth Canadian Grand Prix victory there last month – so too is his home country of Great Britain, where he’s enjoyed a lot of recent success.

Hamilton won his first British Grand Prix in epic style in the rain in 2008, and has added three straight wins here the last three years, giving him four overall at Silverstone.

With Nico Rosberg having won in 2013, it’s been since 2012 since a driver from a team other than Mercedes has won here – that was Mark Webber for Red Bull.

Vettel’s lone win at Silverstone came in 2009 with Red Bull. Ferrari, meanwhile, hasn’t won in Silverstone since 2011 with Fernando Alonso.

Beyond Hamilton, Vettel and Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen is the only other active British Grand Prix winner in the field – he won in his 2007 World Championship season with Ferrari – but he hasn’t looked a winner much of this year.

Among others to watch, Max Verstappen was second here last year but is mired in a rut of five DNFs in seven races, while teammate Daniel Ricciardo looks to grow his podium streak to six races in a row. He was third at Silverstone in 2014.

Bottas posted an incredible 14th to second place run in 2014 here with Williams, and looked a potential winner the next year before Williams misfired on his and Felipe Massa’s strategy, and both drivers fell off the podium to fourth and fifth.

Jolyon Palmer is the other British driver in the field, racing on home soil, but the Renault driver is yet to score a point this season. Doing so at Silverstone would be a good result for the sophomore who’s finished 11th, one spot outside the points, on numerous occasions this year.

Here’s the schedule, with stream links and TV network if applicable:

  • Practice 1: Friday, July 14, 4 a.m.-5:30 a.m. ET (Story; Full replay)
  • Practice 2: Friday, July 14, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. ET (Story; Full replay)
  • Practice 2 (Replay): Friday, July 14, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
  • Practice 3: Saturday, July 15, 5 a.m.-6 a.m. ET (Full replay)
  • Qualifying: Saturday, July 15, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. ET (CNBC)
  • Qualifying (Replay): Saturday, July 15, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
  • Pre-Race: Sunday, July 16, 7:30 a.m.-8 a.m. ET (CNBC)
  • Race: Sunday, July 16, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. ET (Story; Full replay)
  • Post-Race: Sunday, July 16, 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. ET (CNBC)

The next race is the Hungarian Grand Prix, on July 30.

Adam Cianciarulo sweeps to second straight Pro Motocross 450 win

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Adam Cianciarulo (450) and Dylan Ferrandis (250) swept both motos of their divisions Saturday in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship event at Spring Creek MX Park in Millville, Minnesota, significantly impacting the points standings.

After scoring his first career victory Sept. 8 at RedBud, Cianciarulo made it two consecutive victories on his Monster Energy Kawasaki. He won the first moto by 1.7 seconds over Blake Baggett and the second moto by 2.7 seconds over Baggett.

“Man, what a dream come true,” Cianciarulo said. “I really wanted to go 1-1 last round at RedBud and had that silly mistake. Today, we got the job done and made it happen. Two consecutive victories in the 450 Class just feels really good. I just want to keep the ball rolling.”

With three rounds remaining, Cianciarulo is ranked second in the standings at a 15-point deficit to Zach Osborne, who won three of the first five rounds.

In the 250 standings, Dylan Ferrandis jumped ahead of Jeremy Martin (who won three consecutive events earlier in the season) by three points (257-254).

Dylan Ferrandis swept both motos for his second win of the season in the 250 class (Align Media).

Ferrandis beat third-ranked RJ Hampshire in the first moto and nipping Martin by 0.4 seconds in the second.

“That was a difficult race in the second moto and the pressure was on,” Ferrandis said. “It was really good for me to have that battle and come out on top in the second moto. The championship is really close and I think that we were able to put on a good show for everyone today. Jeremy [Martin] and I have a good relationship I think and we congratulated each other and talked about the battle after the race.”

NEXT: The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will hold its seventh round Sept. 26 with the Geico Motorcycle WW Ranch National at Jacksonville, Florida.


RESULTS

Thor Spring Creek National (Spring Creek MX Park, Millville, Minnesota)

450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki (1-1)
  2. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM (2-2)
  3. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha (5-4)
  4. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda (8-3)
  5. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (6-5)
  6. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (3-10)
  7. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda (7-6)
  8. Joey Savatgy, , Suzuki (9-7)
  9. Max Anstie, United Kingdom, Suzuki (10-8)
  10. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna (4-16)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna – 235
  2. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki – 220
  3. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 215
  4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 196
  5. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha – 194
  6. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM – 190
  7. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 173
  8. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda – 141
  9. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha – 134
  10. Joey Savatgy, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki – 122

250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha (1-1)
  2. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda (5-2)
  3. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki (4-4)
  4. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda (3-6)
  5. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha (9-3)
  6. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna (2-11)
  7. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda (7-5)
  8. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Honda (12-8)
  9. Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Kawasaki (11-9)
  10. Derek Drake, San Luis Obispo, Calif., KTM (8-12)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha – 257
  2. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda – 254
  3. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna – 202
  4. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki – 194
  5. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., Yamaha – 186
  6. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 164
  7. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 162
  8. Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki – 140
  9. Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Kawasaki – 123
  10. Brandon Hartranft, Brick, N.J., KTM – 114
Adam Cianciarulo won the holeshot in both motos at Spring Creek (Align Media).