Georges Berger

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Georges Berger
Born (1918-09-14)14 September 1918
Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium
Died 23 August 1967(1967-08-23) (aged 48)
Nürburgring, Germany
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Belgium Belgian
Active years 19531954
Teams non-works Gordini
Races 2
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1953 Belgian Grand Prix
Last race 1954 Belgian Grand Prix[1]

Georges Berger (14 September 1918 in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, near Brussels – 23 August 1967 at the Nürburgring) was a racing driver who raced a Gordini in his two World Championship Formula One Grands Prix.

He initially competed during the 1950s in a Formula 2 BMW-engined Jicey with which he finished third in the Grand Prix des Frontieres at Chimay. In 1953 he raced for the Simca-Gordini team and finished fifth at the same track. He entered the same car (a 1.5 litre 4 cylinder Gordini type 15)[1] in the Belgian Grand Prix but retired after only three laps with engine failure.[1] The following year he raced a Gordini with nothing more than a fourth position at Rouen, but also again entered the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa in a Gordini Type 15-4, but again retired due to an engine valve problem.[1] After this he faded from single seater racing.

Later in his career he shared the winning Ferrari at the 1960 Tour de France automobile. He was killed racing a Porsche 911 in the 1967 84-hour Marathon de la Route at Nürburgring.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1953 Georges Berger Gordini Type 15 Gordini Straight-4 ARG
500
NED
BEL
Ret
FRA
GBR
GER
SUI
ITA
NC 0
1954 Georges Berger Gordini Type 16 Gordini Straight-6 ARG
500
BEL
FRA
Ret
GBR
GER
SUI
ITA
ESP
NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Steve Small. The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. p. 56. ISBN 0851127029.