Silverstone traffic: A43 one-way system explained as huge queues begin

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Formula 1 fans looking to navigate the traffic have started to arrive at Silverstone.

The famous Nottinghamshire circuit is hosting the British Grand Prix this weekend.

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Qualifying takes place today (July 2nd), the race itself follows tomorrow (July 3rd).

All 142,000 tickets for the Silverstone Grand Prix have been sold out and traffic is already picking up in the Towcester area.

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One person tweeted: “Some early traffic links @SilverstoneDE this morning. Please allow enough time to get here safely.”

National Highways introduced traffic control measures in and around Silverstone this weekend.

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A43 one-way system explained

A one-way street system applies on the A43 all weekend.

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It is in effect today (July 2) and tomorrow (July 3) from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

AA Traffic states: “Delays expected due to the Formula 1 weekend with temporary one-way streets and the race track on the A43 at (Silverstone Race Track).

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“Diversion in operation – no through traffic allowed between Brackley and Towcester.”

The one-way street system exists between the A43 and the West 10 roundabout.

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The dual carriageway section of Dadford Road operates as a one-way street.

Police have received information about potential protesters ahead of the British Grand Prix.

How long are the queues?

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Traffic has been backed up in the Silverstone area since early morning.

AA Traffic warned at 10 a.m. that there were “severe” delays on the A43 due to event traffic.

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Riders faced “28-minute” queues and there was an average speed of five miles per hour.

One person tweeted: “Traffic, traffic and more traffic. My day so far. “

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What time does F1 start?

Qualifying is the main event taking place at Silverstone today.

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The broadcast on Sky Sports Formula One starts at 14:10 and qualifying itself starts at 15:00.

Before that, the W Series race takes place.

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The actual British Grand Prix takes place tomorrow at Silverstone.

The race starts at 3:00 p.m., the broadcast on Sky starts at 1:30 p.m.

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Can you get British Grand Prix tickets?

Unfortunately, if you’re tempted to race at Silverstone, you’re out of luck.

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All 142,000 tickets were sold out in record time months ago.

What is there to do at the British Grand Prix?

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In addition to the Formula 1 races, there is a lot going on at Silverstone this weekend.

Bastille will be performing today and Mabel will be doing a set tomorrow.

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Spitfires from the Battle of Britain will make a flypast at 1pm and the famous Red Arrows will perform at 2.15pm on Sunday before the start of the race.

Sam Ryder, who finished second at Eurovision, will also perform a 15 minute set from 6pm to 6.15pm on the main stage tomorrow.

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There will also be free entertainment in the official fan zone, including simulators and a pit stop challenge.

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