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#1 djned

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 14:22

can anyone shed some light on what this means and why it's at paul ricard?

http://www.autosport...o.php/id/101057

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#2 tahadar

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 14:29

um...its a cute little patch of grass, originally from biggin hill, that now resides in Paul Ricard, HTTT.

#3 alfa1

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 20:41

Originally posted by tahadar
um...its a cute little patch of grass, originally from biggin hill, that now resides in Paul Ricard, HTTT.



Seems to be correct. I found this...

PAUL RICARD F1 COURSE
The attention to detail is stunning. A wide-
open perfectly smooth circuit with every
type of corner you can take for granted. The
3-level pit garages and huge run-offs with
multi-coloured, abrasive surfaces that stop
the car dead may well surprise. But the
surrounding grass imported from Biggin Hill
(in just the correct shade) will surely
bemuse. Along with the notices to keep off
it.

http://www.adren-a-l...ns/Drive F1.pdf

#4 wrighty

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 22:12

Originally posted by djned
can anyone shed some light on what this means and why it's at paul ricard?

http://www.autosport...o.php/id/101057


i believe Bernie owns both?

#5 tahadar

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 22:34

Originally posted by wrighty


i believe Bernie owns both?


yeah, i think he does own a part of Biggin Hill. not sure why though

#6 Josta

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 23:26

Originally posted by tahadar


yeah, i think he does own a part of Biggin Hill. not sure why though


He owns the west camp of the airport. Why? Obviously because he is so small that he feels the need to control something BIGgin. :)

#7 Vitesse2

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 08:06

Originally posted by tahadar


yeah, i think he does own a part of Biggin Hill. not sure why though

Part of his racing car collection has been stored there for many years - presumably he's now purchased the freehold.

#8 MickyD

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 14:57

Bernie's FOM TV enterprise is also based at Biggin Hill and it is from here his TV personnel come and go from en route to the European races. FOM head office is in London however, near Knightsbridge.