A spokesman for Silverstone Classic has confirmed that a participant in this weekend's event had died following a racing accident.
The man has been named as Denis Welch.
"It is with great regret that the organisers of the Silverstone Classic have to report that, following an accident in a race for HGPCA pre-66 Grand Prix Cars today, Sunday 27th July, the driver of car number 19, Denis Welch, succumbed to his injuries later in the circuit’s Medical Centre."
A Northamptonshire team is hoping for success at the British Grand Prix this weekend.
Click above to watch a short clip from Sahara Force India's Chief Operating Officer Otmar Szafnauer.
There will be a number of road closures for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend.
- The A43 will be closed to through traffic from 5am-9pm 4th/5th/6th July between Towcester and Welsh Lane (B4525)
- Local diversions will be managed by the Highways Agency
- Local residents will have been sent leaflets detailing the diversions
Hundreds of thousands of people will be travelling to Northamptonshire for what is the largest event in the UK. We will be monitoring traffic levels throughout the weekend. If you are travelling to the Grand Prix please adhere to signage as you approach the circuit as local road closures and diversions will be in place.
For more details on road closures, go to the Highways Agency website.
The British Grand Prix takes place at Silverstone in Northamptonshire this weekend.
One of the teams hoping their drivers will come out on top are based closest to the circuit, Sahara Force India, and they're looking for a strong showing on Sunday.
Chief Operating Officer at Sahara Force India, Otmar Szafnauer said. "Last year we finished 6th, so our objective is to be 5th or higher this year and I think we're well on our way to achieving that, although it's early and there's still a lot of races left."
The British Grand Prix takes place at Silverstone this weekend, and the team based closest to the circuit are hoping one of their drivers will come out on top.
Sahara Force India has been at the home of British motorsport for seven years and know that a strong showing on Sunday will help them to keep on growing.
Multi-million pound plans have been unveiled to develop land around the Silverstone racing circuit.
Silverstone Park is set to become the epicenter of the multi-billion pound motorsport industry, thanks to the new scheme which will create new businesses, hotels and education facilities.
It comes ahead of an historic weekend, which sees the Northamptonshire circuit host its 50th British Grand Prix. Sarah Beecroft reports.
A multi-million pound project to develop land around the Silverstone race circuit in Northamptonshire has been unveiled.
The news comes ahead of this weekend's 50th British Grand Prix to be held at Silverstone.
A record crowd of 73,456 was at Silverstone today for the British Moto GP.
The three-day crowd, from Friday to Sunday, reached 159,006 - the highest in almost 20 years.
Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow finished the race in seventh position after crashing three-times during the course of the weekend.
Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow has finished seventh in the British Moto GP at Silverstone.
Cal qualified in third position at the Northamptonshire circuit yesterday.
Jorge Lorenzo won the race in front of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa.