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“My balls were on fire!” – Gerhard Berger on his shocking Imola crash

Submitted by on March 25, 2014

Berger_Imola_helmet 1989Gerhard Berger talks about his horrifying crash during the San Marion Grand Prix 25 years ago.

The fearsome Tamburello corner was the location, with Berger’s car exploding into flames moment after he speared forward off the track. He only just escaped with his life, and unfortunately five years later his great friend Ayrton Senna would perish at the same spot. In this video he talks of the accident, and how it changed him forever. Berger_fire_imola“I got a big wake-up call from my accident at Imola and realised that I could do myself some serious damage,” admits Berger. “From Imola onwards I was a different driver for sure. Not slower or less competitive, just different”

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