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I miss Gerhard Berger

Ron Dennis got into a little bit of hot water after pulling a practical joke on Eddie Jordan the other day. Word is he disconnected Eddie’s earpiece in the middle of a BBC broadcast. Eddie was ‘spitting feathers’ and the BBC wants an apology.

Oh my. And this passes for a practical joke these days? Ron of all people should know better. He was there, during the legendary times when Gerhard Berger ruled the roost. You didn’t mess with Gerhard. And you certainly didn’t want to come off too seriously when Gerhard was around. Gerhard would know what to do.

For one thing, you’d better not show off your new attache case to Gerhard during a helicopter ride, telling him how tough it is. Is it? said Gerhard, and chucked it out of the heli. Continue reading