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Bernie leaves his daughter to do the talking

ESPN Staff
July 5, 2012
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Bernie Ecclestone, under the spotlight as the UK's Serious Fraud Office decide whether to investigate his financial affairs, refused to speak to the media as he arrived at Wednesday night's Great Ormond Street Hospital F1 party.

He left the talking to daughter Tamara who helped organise the event. "We raised £650,000 last year and this year, in my mind, the target is to beat that," she gushed. "Great Ormond Street is such an amazing place and obviously they need all the money we can get.

"These are hard times for people but I think people who come here tonight should dig deep and spend lots of money."

Asked about her father's plans for a grand prix through the streets of London she trilled: "I think London is such a fabulous city and Formula One is glamorous and fabulous and fantastic, and street circuits have such a great buzz about them so I would be all for it."

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