DECEMBER 22, 2000
Silverstone and the Phantom French Village
The habitual rivalry between Britain's two most regular Grand Prix venues remains unabated despite the passing of time, and Formula 1 deal maker Bernie Ecclestone has long-since been a figure of suspicion around the BRDC and its Northamptonshire village venue.
So it was then that BRDC members going to Monday's meeting entered the village to find a small addition to the "Welcome to Silverstone" signs at the village gates, which read "Twinned with Berniec-le-Stone". Charming!