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Pictures: Silverstone crowds in high spirits after Lewis Hamilton win

Crowds cheering as Lewis Hamilton wins the British Grand Prix for the third time. Credit: ITV News Central/ Joe Davies
Thousands of people were at Silverstone today for the British Grand Prix. Credit: ITV News Central/ Joe Davies
Lewis Hamilton waves to fans after his win at Silverstone. Credit: ITV News Central/ Joe Davies
The atmosphere has been described as amazing on social media. Credit: ITV News Central/ Joe Davies
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Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton has won the British Formula One Grand Prix for Mercedes.

Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg finished second while Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was third at a rain-hit Silverstone.

The 30-year-old home favourite extended his lead over his Mercedes team-mate to 17 points in the championship, after overcoming a poor start and two rain showers.

Today's win seals Hamilton's fifth victory from nine races this season.

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Travelling to Silverstone: Road closures and diversions

The A43 is closed to non-race traffic. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/PA Images

No through traffic on the A43 due in both directions between the B4525 (Syresham) and Brackley Road (Towcester). Only race traffic can use this section of the A43.

A one way system is due to be in place for traffic heading to Silverstone in the morning and away in the afternoon.

This system will be in place between 5:30 and 18:00 today.

Diversions will be in place on the A421 and A422 past Buckingham and the A508 to/from M1 J15 as well as the A361 from Daventry to M40 J11.

Local traffic is advised to use back routes past Litchborough, Adstone and Thorpe Mandeville.

Cal Crutchlow thanks fans for British MotoGP support

Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow has thanked racing fans for their support at the British MotoGP over the weekend.

Crutchlow finished the race in 12th position at Silverstone in Northamptonshire.

Championship leader Marc Marquez won the race, fending off Jorge Lorenzo who finished in second place ahead of Valentino Rossi.

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