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Weekend Picks: Silverstone Classic

Silverstone Classic: Fri 29th - Sun 31st July (Silverstone, Northamptonshire)

More than 10,000 cars will be on display over the weekend Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

More than 100,000 people are expected at Silverstone in Northamptonshire this weekend for the annual Silverstone Classic.

The event is the largest festival of classic cars in the world and celebrates historic British motor racing.

As well as action on the world famous Grand Prix track visitors will get full paddock access, watch track parades and displays from more than 10,000 cars over the weekend. There’ll also be interactive activities, demonstrations, live music, aerial displays and a vintage funfair.

“The Silverstone Classic now ranks as one of the world’s top motor racing festivals and being held at the home of British Motorsport only adds to the sense of occasion”.

– Nick Wigley, Goose Live Events

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Delays for drivers heading to British GP

Police are warning of delays for anyone travelling to the British Grand Prix because of a crash on the A5 near Warwickshire.

Location of crash on A5 Credit: ITV News Central

The race at Silverstone in Northamptonshire starts at 1pm. The A5 is closed in both directions at Lilbourne due to a serious accident between Rugby Road and A428.

Police say the crash happened at 06:10 near to the Rugby Truck Stop.


Police praise fans who attended British MotoGP

Estrella Galicia's Scott Redding during the Octo British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police have praised the patience of fans who attended the British Moto GP at Silverstone in Northamptonshire over the weekend.

A record crowd of 73,000 people watched the race yesterday.

there were long delays as bikes and cars left the circuit.

Police said the traffic control operation had been successful.


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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