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Gift experience day at Silverstone is full of speed and thrills

If the man in your life loves cars and wants to drive a fast one, then there is no better place than Silverstone near Towcester.

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WATCH: Engineers turn Nissan into 190mph radio controlled car and race around Silverstone

Engineers have transformed a Nissan GT-R into the world’s ultimate radio controlled racer - capable of 196MPH - and raced it around Silverstone.

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WATCH: Dramatic moment drag racing car is engulfed in flames at Northamptonshire’s Santa Pod race track

These dramatic images capture a 1,200bhp drag racing car being engulfed in flames as it performs a ‘burn out’ on the start line at Santa Pod in Northamptonshire.

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A smiling Lewis Hamilton celebrates his British Grand Prix success with Jenson Button at Silverstone (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

BRITISH GRAND PRIX: Silverstone winner Hamilton hints again at F1 retirement

Lewis Hamilton roared to glory at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone - and then cast his future into doubt by dropping another hint that he could walk away from Formula One at the end of the season.

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Lewis Hamilton crowdsurfs after his fourth consecutive British GP win

‘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 won again at Silverstone (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

BRITISH GRAND PRIX: Hamilton claims glory again

Lewis Hamilton slashed the deficit to Sebastian Vettel at the summit of the Formula One championship after a crushing performance at Silverstone to win the British Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth time.

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BRITISH GRAND PRIX: Hamilton delight as he secures pole position at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton survived a stewards’ investigation to retain a quite brilliant pole position after he delivered a crushing performance in qualifying for Sunday’s British Grand Prix.

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BRITISH GRAND PRIX: Hamilton second fastest to team-mate Bottas in Silverstone practice

Home favourite Lewis Hamilton was beaten to top spot by his Brackley-based Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in both practice sessions for the British Grand Prix on Friday.

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Christian Horner slams 'mismanaged' Silverstone after F1 quit-threat

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner has hit out at the owners of Silverstone after they threatened to quit hosting the British Grand Prix from 2020.

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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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The audience watches the race at the Silverstone Wing

Mixed emotions for fans watching Formula One championship decider from Silverstone

There were mixed emotions for the fans who gathered at Silverstone to watch the final F1 race of the 2016 season.

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HAPPY MAN - Lewis Hamilton savours his British GP win on Sunday (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

BRITISH GP: Dream time for Lewis Hamilton as he claims fourth Silverstone victory

Lewis Hamilton said a fourth British Grand Prix triumph goes beyond his ‘wildest dreams’ after he moved to within a solitary point of championship rival Nico Rosberg.

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THUMBS UP! - Lewis Hamilton enjoys his win at Silverstone (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

BRITISH GP: Lewis Hamilton makes it a hat-trick with Silverstone victory

Lewis Hamilton delighted his home crowd by completing a hat-trick of consecutive victories at the British Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for today's British Grand Prix at Silverstone

BRITISH GP: Pole star Hamilton revels in Silverstone qualifying pressure

Home favourite Lewis Hamilton admitted he revelled in the pressure of bouncing back from a qualifying scare to claim pole position for Sunday’s British Grand Prix (start 1pm).

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Lewis Hamilton

BRITISH GP: Great start to Silverstone weekend for Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton enjoyed a near perfect start to his British Grand Prix weekend after soaring to the top of the timesheets while title rival Nico Rosberg’s troubled week took another turn for the worse.

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Jenson Button

BRITISH GP: Jenson Button not treating Silverstone date as his last

Jenson Button insists he will not treat Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone as his last appearance in front of his home crowd despite facing an uncertain future beyond this season.

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Lewis Hamilton

BRITISH GP: Hamilton will continue racing approach at Silverstone despite threat of sanctions

World champion Lewis Hamilton will not change his racing approach despite Mercedes issuing him and team-mate Nico Rosberg with their final warning ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend.

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Major traffic warning ahead of British Grand Prix

Motorists using the M1 and the A43 in the East Midlands and the M40 around Oxfordshire, are being advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys ahead of this week’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

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The Northampton Knights karting team

KARTING: Knights finish in style to secure third spot

The Northampton Knights karting team made the trip up to Teeside Autodrome in Middlesbrough for the final round of the Elite Karting League.

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The British Grand Prix has been confirmed for Silverstone in 2016, after a week of rumours about the future of the event

British Grand Prix at Silverstone confirmed for 2016

The British Grand Prix has been confirmed for Silverstone in 2016, after a week of rumours about the future of the event.

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