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‘Proud’ Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix in Northamptonshire

Silverstone welcomed more than 140,000 racing fans who saw Lewis Hamilton claim the fifth British Grand Prix of his career, and his fourth consecutive win at the Northamptonshire circuit, on an overcast but warm day.

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Lewis Hamilton has eyes on the prize

Silverstone preview: Upbeat Hamilton chases history

Lewis Hamilton will be aiming to join an exclusive club of drivers when the British Grand Prix takes place this weekend, but the race has been overshadowed by increasing uncertainty over Silverstone’s future as an F1 host.

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Chase Carey. Picture by James Beckett

F1 boss slams Silverstone owners for ‘public posturing’

Formula 1 boss Chase Carey has expressed his ‘deep regret’ at the Silverstone Circuit owning British Racing Drivers’ Club’s decision to publicly announce they are activating the break clause in the contract to host the British Grand Prix.

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Local battle: Perez leads Hamilton and Ocon in Austria

Austria GP review: Bottas muscles in on title battle

The 2017 F1 title race may have a new member in the form of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas after his victory in Austria on Sunday brought him into the mix and he reeled in both Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.

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Lewis Hamilton pictured on his way to winning the 2016 British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Fresh doubt cast over Silverstone Grand Prix from 2019

Fresh doubt has been cast over the British Grand Prix at Silverstone after the circuit’s owners, the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), formally triggered the break clause in its contract with Formula 1 and its owners Liberty Media.

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British Racing Drivers Club trigger break clause with Formula 1 owners Liberty Media

BREAKING NEWS: Silverstone and British Racing Drivers’ Club trigger break clause with Formula 1 owners Liberty Media

The British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), owner of Silverstone racing circuit, has formally triggered the break clause in its contract with Formula 1 and its owners Liberty Media.

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Lewis Hamilton on his way to victory in Canada

F1 news: Masterful Hamilton sweeps to dominant victory as local teams chalk up points

Lewis Hamilton returned to his brilliant best as he produced an utterly dominant weekend of racing to cruise to a emphatic victory at the Canadian Grand Prix.

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Sergio Perez (right) at the start of Sunday's race

F1 round-up: Mercedes now ‘underdogs’ in title race as Hamilton leaves Monaco upbeat despite problems

It was not the outcome he wanted nor one he would have expected but Lewis Hamilton was relieved to at least limit the damage to a seventh place finish in Sunday’s frustrating and problematic Monaco Grand Prix.

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Rallycross track launched at Silverstone

Rallycross track launched at Silverstone

A new rallycross circuit at Silverstone was unveiled this week, the track set to host the World RX Championship at the local motorsport venue next season.

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Hamilton and Vettel jostle for the lead at the start of Sunday's race

Hamilton reigns in Spain after Mercedes outfox Ferrari to edge to thrilling victory

Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team delivered the perfect response to any potential doubters on Sunday when they bounced back to winning ways with fine victory in a captivating Spanish Grand Prix.

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Valtteri Bottas leads a the start of the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom two weeks ago - a race he won (Photo courtesy of Sochi Autodrom Media)

Spanish Grand Prix: Hamilton hoping for a change of luck as Mercedes and Ferrari resume battle

Formula 1 returns to Spain this weekend and Lewis Hamilton will be hoping the change of scenery prompts a change of fortune as he looks to get back on track following recent struggles.

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Ever fancied trying parachuting but afraid of heights...? The Army have the perfect thing for you at Silverstone this weekend

The British Army is holding an engagement event at Silverstone Circuit, Towcester on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April where local people seeking a challenge, adventure or training either in their spare-time or as a full-time career can find out about a wide variety of paid opportunities.

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Lewis Hamilton leads at the start of the Chinese Grand Prix

Masterful Hamilton sweeps to dominant victory in China

Lewis Hamilton led from start to finish to dominantly win the second round of the F1 World Championship in China for the Brackley-based Mercedes team, write Colin and James Beckett.

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Carlos Sainz finished seventh in last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix (Photo courtesy of Red Bull Media)

Toro Rosso’s Sainz delighted with seventh place in China

Carlos Sainz was delighted with his seventh place in the Chinese Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton leads from Vettel during Sunday's race

F1 round-up: Local trio encouraged by season opener as Ferrari draw first blood

Lewis Hamilton may have set the pace during two practice days at the Albert Park track in Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix, but when the chequered flag fell at the end of the opening race of the 2017 World Championship, it was the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel in the lead.

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Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas finished second and third for Brackley's Mercedes AMG Petronas team

Season preview: Mercedes the favourites once again as new-look F1 prepares for blast off

After all the testing and all the talking, the 2017 F1 season will blast into life this weekend with the Australian Grand Prix staged in Melbourne.

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PRETTY IN PINK: Forca India's new car for 2017

Now for the real stuff! F1 teams ready for season opener

The eight days of pre-season F1 testing permitted prior to next weekend’s opening Grand Prix of the 2017 season in Australia have reached their conclusion, with the Ferrari duo of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel topping the winter timesheets.

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NEW BOYS: Valtteri Bottas (below) and Esteban Ocon (above) have both impressed as they get to grips with their new machinery

Next stop, Australia! F1 teams head down under for season opener

With the short pre-season test schedule now complete, F1 teams and drivers are now preparing to head down under to the Albert Park track in Melbourne where the 2017 season sweeps into action.

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Lewis Hamilton puts the new Mercedes car to the test

Mercedes set blistering pace in opening test ahead of 2017 F1 season

Preparations for the new F1 season stepped up a few gears this week when all teams took to the track for the first time ahead of the 2017 World Championship which starts later this month.

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Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon with the new 2017 specification VJM10 Force India F1 car

Force India reveal new car ahead of 2017 F1 World Championship

The Silverstone-based Sahara Force India F1 team launched its new 2017 specification Grand Prix challenger in The Wing at Silverstone Circuit on Wednesday, writes James Beckett.

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