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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.

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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.

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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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