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Travel advice for British Grand prix

There will be a number of road closures for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend.

  • The A43 will be closed to through traffic from 5am-9pm 4th/5th/6th July between Towcester and Welsh Lane (B4525)
  • Local diversions will be managed by the Highways Agency
  • Local residents will have been sent leaflets detailing the diversions

Hundreds of thousands of people will be travelling to Northamptonshire for what is the largest event in the UK. We will be monitoring traffic levels throughout the weekend. If you are travelling to the Grand Prix please adhere to signage as you approach the circuit as local road closures and diversions will be in place.

– Superintendent Richard James, Event Commander, Northamptonshire Police

For more details on road closures, go to the Highways Agency website.

http://www.highways.gov.uk/traffic-information/traffic-information-services/scheduled-roadworks/british-grand-prix-2014/

Northamptonshire team hoping for success at British Grand Prix

Sahara Force India, hoping to do well at the British Grand Prix Credit: ITV News Anglia

The British Grand Prix takes place at Silverstone in Northamptonshire this weekend.

One of the teams hoping their drivers will come out on top are based closest to the circuit, Sahara Force India, and they're looking for a strong showing on Sunday.

Chief Operating Officer at Sahara Force India, Otmar Szafnauer said. "Last year we finished 6th, so our objective is to be 5th or higher this year and I think we're well on our way to achieving that, although it's early and there's still a lot of races left."

Sahara Force India Credit: ITV News Anglia

Sahara Force India hoping for Silverstone glory

Sahara Force India.
Sahara Force India. Credit: PA

The British Grand prix takes place at Silverstone this weekend, and the team based closest to the circuit are hoping one of their drivers will come out on top.

Sahara Force India has been at the home of british motorsport for seven years and know that a strong showing on Sunday will help them to keep on progressing.

"Last year we finished 6th, so our objective is to be 5th or higher this year and I think we're well on our way to achieving that - although it's early and there's still a lot of races left," Chief Operating Officer Otmar Szafnauer told ITV News Anglia.

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F1 legends gather at Silverstone

F1 cars line up at Silverstone
F1 cars line up at Silverstone Credit: ITV New Anglia

Formula one drivers past and present have been at Silverstone looking forward to the circuit's 50th British Grand Prix with a trip down memory lane.

Five vintage F1 cars were on display as former drivers Damon Hill and Derek Warwick joined current star Romain Grosjean to promote the big race.

Damon Hill joined drivers past and present
Damon Hill joined drivers past and present Credit: ITV News Anglia

The cars on show included the Renaults driven by Hill and fellow former World Champion Nigel Mansell.

Also on display was the JPS Lotus which was driven by the late Ayrton Senna.

F1 fans vote for Silverstone

The  2013 British Grand Prix
The 2013 British Grand Prix Credit: Silverstone

This year's British Grand Prix at Silverstone has been voted the best race of 2013 by F1 fans.

The survey, by Sky Sports, saw the Northamptonshire circuit get 38% of the fans' vote with Hungary finishing second and Brazil in third place.

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