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Thousands of students head to Silverstone for engineering competition

4,000 students were at Silverstone today, taking part in the biggest student engineering competition in the world.

It's the 20th anniversary of the Formula Student scheme to encourage more young people to study science and technology.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson.


Silverstone Classic announces celebrity teams

Olympic gold medallist Jason Kenny (l) and boxing legend Carl Froch (r) Credit: ITV Granada/PA.

The organisers of the Silverstone Classic have announced the celebrity teams who will be taking part next month.

Among them, Take That's Howard Donald, Olympic cyclist Jason Kenny and boxing champion Carl Froch.

The event at the Northamptonshire circuit raises money and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK and takes place on the 27th and 28th July.


Grand Prix 'traffic plan' in place from 6am say police

The A43 in Northamptonshire Credit: Northamptonshire police

Drivers using the A43 in south Northamptonshire need to be aware of the traffic management plan for the British Grand Prix today say police.

From 6am Sunday, July 16 there will be changes to the roads around the Silverstone circuit:

  • The A43 northbound will be one-way from the B4525 interchange to Silverstone.
  • The Dadford Road South will be one way, from the A43 off-slip to the West 10 Roundabout.
  • The A413 Silverstone one way, from Whittlewood Bridge to Winterhills.

From 12.30pm-6pm: The A43 Southbound will be one way from Silverstone to the B4525 interchange while the A43 Northbound will be one way from Silverstone to the McDonalds roundabout. The Dadford Road North will be one way from West 10 roundabout to A43 with Cow Pastures one way from A413 to the A5.

The A413 Silverstone will be one way from Winterhills to Whittlewood Bridge.

The measures will apply from 6am-12.30pm and then until 9pm.

If you experience a traffic-related problem during the event, please call the Silverstone Command Centre on 01327 320310.

For updated traffic advice and information during the event, please visit

British Grand Prix at Silverstone begins

It's one of the UK's biggest sporting events and hundreds of thousands of Formula 1 fans will be watching the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

The world-famous circuit in Northamptonshire will host the likes of Lewis Hamilton - who'll be looking for his fourth consecutive win there this Sunday (16th July).

But it may be under threat of finishing forever, effecting fans and businesses in the area.

Click on the video below to watch a report the report by Sarah Byrd:

F1 Commentator: "I'll be astonished if this is the end of the British Grand Prix"

We've spoke to BBC F1 commentator Jack Nicholls about what Silverstone's 'release clause' could mean for the sport.

The motorsport pundit says he'll be astonished if in 2020 the British Grand Prix is not at Silverstone, though the brinkmanship won't be popular with F1 bosses.

F1 bosses brand Silverstone move as 'posturing'

F1 cars in action at the British Grand Prix Credit: PA Images

Fomula One bosses Liberty Media have issued a statement relating to Silverstone's notice to quit staging the race.

They've branded the move as 'posturing'

It said:

"The week leading up to the British Grand Prix should be a week of great celebration for F1 and Silverstone. We deeply regret that Silverstone has chosen instead to use this week to posture and position themselves and invoke a break clause that will take effect in three years' time.

"We offered to extend the current deadlines in order to focus on everything that is great about Silverstone and Formula 1. Regretfully the Silverstone management has chosen to look for a short-term advantage to benefit their position. Our focus is still to preserve the British Grand Prix. We will carry on negotiating with the promoter in good faith and in private to reach a fair and equitable solution."

– Liberty Media
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