Allen Berg

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Allen Berg
Born (1961-08-01) 1 August 1961 (age 59)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityCanada Canadian
Active years1986
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1986 Detroit Grand Prix
Last entry1986 Australian Grand Prix

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

Racing career[edit]

Berg was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. 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 won 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 managed to buy a seat in the Osella F1 team, taking part in nine races and posting commendable results in uncompetitive equipment.[citation needed] Unfortunately he had sponsorship issues and was replaced for a race before securing sponsorship for the rest of the season. He had opportunities to continue in F1 in 1987; however, with the cancellation of the Canadian Grand Prix that season, he could not raise enough sponsorship and was unable to secure a ride.[1]

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 Monterey, California, based at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. 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.

Racing record[edit]

Complete Formula One results[edit]


Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Pts
1986 Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1G Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 V8t BRA ESP SMR MON BEL CAN DET
NC 0
Osella FA1F GER

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
1990 United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Racing United Kingdom John Watson
Italy Bruno Giacomelli
Porsche 962C C1 335 11th 11th


  1. ^ Rene Fagan (2018-01-11). "When Canadian Allen Berg drove for Osella in Formula 1". Motorsport Network. Retrieved 4 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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