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- n. A secure car park where competing cars must be left, and where no maintenance, repairs, or enhancements may be performed, for example during rest periods.
Borrowed from French parc fermé (The governing body for international motorsport is the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The primary version of their rules is written in French. The official translators tend, when translating into English, to leave any words/phrases without a simple translation in the original tongue (another example is habitacle (= passenger compartment))). (Wiktionary)