Berger denies Renault F1 deal

Gerhard Berger

Dec.18 (GMM) Gerhard Berger has blankly denied reports he is set to assume a leading management role at the newly Gerard Lopez-owned Renault formula one team in 2010.

The news was reported by the respected French publication Auto Hebdo, but Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said the 50-year-old Austrian laughed when told about the story.

“The only thing I know about it is that Lopez has taken over Renault,” said Berger, a winner of ten grands prix, a former BMW motor sport director and ex co-owner of Toro Rosso.

Asked specifically about a possible role at Renault, he answered: “I know nothing about any offer. At the moment there are no talks.”

However, Berger did admit that he has received several offers to return to the F1 pitwall, but turned them all down.