Allen Berg

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This article is about the Canadian racing driver. For the American attorney and talk show host, see Alan Berg.
Allen Berg
Born (1961-08-01) 1 August 1961 (age 53)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Canada Canadian
Active years 1986
Teams Osella
Races 9
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1986 Detroit Grand Prix
Last race 1986 Australian Grand Prix

Allen Bernard Berg (born August 1, 1961 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is a former racing driver who raced for the Osella team in Formula One.

He began in karting in 1978 and switched to cars when he was 20, into Formula Atlantic. In 1982 he won the prestigious Tasman Formula Pacific Series in Australia and New Zealand and entered the British Formula 3 series in 1983. However, his timing was bad since he had to compete against Ayrton Senna and Martin Brundle. He managed to win one race (one which Senna and Brundle opted out of to compete for European F3 points and outright race win) and ended up fifth in the series. The following year he was runner-up in the British F3 series to Johnny Dumfries with eight second places. In 1985 he returned to Canada to seek funding for Formula One. In 1986 he was offered the opportunity to race with the Osella F1 team. He took part in nine races posting commendable results in uncompetitive equipment. He had opportunities to continue in F1 in 1987 however with the cancellation of the Canadian Grand Prix that season was unable to secure a ride.

Berg has remained involved in motor sport as a professional driver, team owner, series administrator, driving coach and instructor. He has competed in sportscar racing and the Trans-Am Series. He spent a season driving a privateer BMW M3 in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft in 1991, before enjoying success on the Mexican racing scene, winning the Mexican Formula 2 championship in 1993. He also won the Indy Lights Panamericana title in 2001 as a driver-owner, before retiring from driving.

He currently operates Allen Berg Racing Schools primarily in Fontana, California, among other locations in Southern California. Allen Berg Racing Schools provides a race driving experience in formula racing cars for people with little to no experience. The school also provides instructional programs for up-and-coming drivers to work their way into driving professionally. Multiple graduates of the school have gone on to drive race cars for a career.


Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1986 Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1F Alfa Romeo V8 BRA
ESP
SMR
MON
BEL
CAN
DET
Ret
GER
12
HUN
Ret
AUT
Ret
ITA
POR
13
MEX
16
AUS
NC
NC 0
Osella FA1G FRA
Ret
Osella FA1H GBR
Ret

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Carlos Guerrero
Mexican Formula Two Champion
1993
Succeeded by
Fernando Plata