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Hamilton fastest again at Silverstone as Ericsson crashes

World champion Lewis Hamilton waves to his fans. Credit: PA

Home favourite Lewis Hamilton led the way in final practice for the British Grand Prix as Marcus Ericsson walked away unscathed from a huge shunt.

While Hamilton, quickest in both sessions at Silverstone on Friday, topped the timesheets once more - his best lap just 0.063 seconds faster than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg - the one-hour session was heavily disrupted following Ericsson's crash.

With 20 minutes remaining, the Swedish driver lost control of his Sauber on the exit of Stowe before hitting the inside barrier head-on at high speed.

The force of the impact saw Ericsson sustain significant damage to his Sauber, but the 25-year-old walked away from the accident. The red flags were immediately deployed and Ericsson was given a once-over by medical staff at the scene of the crash.

While he appeared fine, his participation in qualifying later on Saturday is in doubt following the damage sustained to his car.

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Parking concerns at Silverstone

There has been concerns over the amount of parking at Silverstone today ahead of the British Grand Prix despite race organisers urging everybody with a ticket to attend. Cars are now being forced to park bumper to bumper in available parking meaning there will be long delays when leaving the venue.

Car have nowhere to go as the park bumper to bumper Credit: PA
All available parking taken at Silverstone. Credit: PA
Spectators arrive at Silverstone earlier Credit: PA

Tough weather conditions for drivers and spectators at Silverstone

Drivers and spectators may find the going extremely tough ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone today. Despite the adverse conditions race orgainsers have urged everybody with a ticket to attend although there have been some changes to some of the preparations.

Felipe Maasa struggles to keep his tyres out of the mud during qualifying yesterday. Credit: PA

For the latest visit their the Silverstone Grand Prix website or ITV Central.

Eager spectators didn't let the weather discourage them this morning. Credit: PA
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