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Hamilton thanks 'amazing' Mercedes team after Silverstone triumph

Hamilton has now won the British Grand Prix four times in his career. Credit: PA

Stevenage's Lewis Hamilton has thanked his fans after he won the fourth British Grand Prix of his career at Silverstone today.

The world champion was roared on by 130,000 supporters in Northamptonshire as he crossed the line ahead of Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton also tweeted his gratitude to his Mercedes team who he said had done an "amazing job".

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.