Paul Ricard HTTT is an innovative track, ahead of its time, and was the first track with Blue Line™ concept, which combines design with safety, and is named First Center of Excellence by the FIA. The Paul Ricard Circuit was the brainchild of the famous French company director and entrepreneur Paul Ricard. He wanted to create an international-scale event in the region, on his huge thousand-hectare estate at Plateau du Castellet. He began in 1962 by building an airfield for his business use and to serve the western Var region. Later he had the idea of creating a racing circuit, and specialists were brought in to design the track.