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Gerhard Berger: The Human Face of Formula 1

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On 31 July 1994 the German Grand Prix was won by Gerhard Berger and a legend was reborn. This is the story of the man, popular racing driver, master prankster, and close friend of the late Ayrton Senna.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published December 28th 1993 by Motorbooks International (first published 1993)
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Victoria Johnston
"Drivers write cheques to the angels until one day there are no more cheques in the book". This pretty much sums up the lows of Gerhard's career. Not his own lows - apart from that awful 1989 accident at Tamburello but the fact that his good friend Senna died on that horrific weekend in May 1994.

This book made me laugh and it made me cry. The foreword by Senna is especially poignant - written for the first edition of this book which came out prior to his death - it praises Gerhard as a lovely g
This book covers Gerhard Berger’s life up to the point where he started testing the 93 Ferrari. I think it was one of the rare F1 biographies out there that actually had some involvement with its main player, Berger himself. It provides some interesting details about his career up to that point including the interesting tyre choice he made to win his first race, relationship with other drivers, and the way he went about choosing between McLaren or Ferrari for 1993. On the whole it was nothing sp ...more
Richard Melville
A very human humerus, man, who started late without all the advantages of some and made it right to the top against all the odds. A great read
Only recommended if you like Berger (which I do!). No great insights into F1 otherwise but good detail about his life and career.
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Christopher (Chris) Hilton was a former sportswriter with the Daily Express.

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