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Silverstone sorry for traffic chaos

Silverstone managing director Richard Phillips issued an "unreserved apology" to fans after the traffic mayhem that almost reduced him to tears.

Thousands of fans were left stranded in traffic jams outside the Northamptonshire track on Friday as the first two practice sessions ahead of Sunday's British Grand Prix unfolded under constant rain and reduced car parks to quagmires.

It has resulted in Silverstone losing 50% of parking space due to the damage caused, and in turn they are now asking fans with tickets for public car parks on Saturday to not turn up.

Phillips concedes the financial hit will likely run into seven figures.

Updates on plans for Silverstone's Main Race Day on Sunday

Up to 20,000 Formula 1 fans are being warned not to attend the British Grand Prix qualifying sessions at Silverstone race track today as heavy rain on Friday has left some car parks unusable.

You can get the latest information regarding plans for Main Race day on Sunday at Silverstone on their Twitter account and website.