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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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Marquez returns to his winning ways at MotoGP

Marc Marquez of Repsol Honda celebrates on the podium after a previous win over Lorenzo in Spain. Credit: Andreu Dalmau/EFE/Press Association Images

Championship leader Marc Marquez has finished first at Silverstone, winning the British Grand Prix for the first time today in Northamptonshire.

He managed to fend off Jorge Lorenzo last year's winner, with Valentino Rossi finishing third ahead of Marquez's team mate Pedrosa.

Coventry born Cal Crutchlow, racing for Ducati, finished 12th among the riders and second among the British team.

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MotoGP fans flock to Silverstone

All of MotoGP's big names will take to the circuit Credit: PA

Thousands of MotoGP fans are at Silverstone in Northamptonshire ahead of Sunday's Hertz British Grand Prix, the next round of the 2014 FIM MotoGP World Championship.

British riders Bradley Smith, Cal Crutchlow, Scott Redding, Michael Laverty and Leon Camier will be relishing the opportunity to return to their home circuit. Championship leader Marc Márquez will be a big draw as he attempts to win the British Grand Prix for the first time, while Jorge Lorenzo will be desperate for a repeat of last year's Silverstone win.

Marc Marquez signs autographs for fans in Germany last month Credit: PA

The event was due to be the last Moto GP at Silverstone after rights holder Dorna Sports awarded a contract to the new Circuit of Wales.

A five year deal has been signed, but after the £315M track near Ebba Vale revealed it wont be ready for next season Moto GP could now stay at it's current location in 2015.

Last MotoGP weekend begins at Silverstone

Racing gets underway at the British MotoGP at Silverstone later.

Jorge Lorenzo leading the pack at the 2013 British MotoGP Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow will be hoping for a strong weekend in front of the home crowd. Sunday's race could be the Northamptonshire track's last. The new Circuit of Wales will stage the British round from 2016. The location of next year's event has yet to be decided.

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