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The go-ahead has been given for a £20m museum to be built at Silverstone, dedicated to the history of British motor sport. 

It will house dozens of Formula 1 and other racing cars and bikes, along with personal artefacts from drivers including Sir Stirling Moss and Lewis Hamilton. 

It's taken five years to get the museum approved, but it can finally happen thanks to a £9m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).   

Sally Reynolds, CEO of Silverstone Heritage Limited, said "We were delighted to hear that our bid has been successful. 

"This means that work on the project can start in the new year and that the Silverstone Heritage Experience can open to the public in spring 2019." 

Sir Peter Luff, chairman of HLF, said: "Silverstone is a place where so many legends of British motor racing have their roots. 

"The speed and the glamour, though, are only part of the success of British motorsport since the late 1940s.

"More of the stories in this exciting heritage can now be told; stories of drivers and sporting glory, yes, but also of the extraordinary creativity of British engineering."

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