Berger not interested in return to F1

GEPA-1105076189A - BARCELONA,SPAIN,11.MAY.07 - FORMULA 1, MOTORSPORT - Formula One Grand Prix of Spain, practice, Friday. Image shows co-owner Gerhard Berger (Scuderia Toro Rosso). Keywords: portrait. Photo: GEPA pictures/ Bildagentur Kraeling

Gerhard Berger

Jul.31 (GMM) Gerhard Berger has admitted he is not currently interested in returning full-time to the formula one paddock.

After retiring in 1997, the ten-time grand prix winner returned to F1 as BMW’s joint boss until 2003, and three years later bought half of Toro Rosso.

The 50-year-old Austrian sold his share back to Red Bull‘s Dietrich Mateschitz in 2008, and told the Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper on Saturday that he has no regrets.

“I am currently busy with a number of projects and have no withdrawal symptoms,” said Berger.

His interview was for the Hungaroring’s celebration of its 25th grand prix this weekend. Team figures and drivers gathered in the paddock on Friday to cut a huge birthday cake.

Berger contested Hungary’s first world championship race, in 1986.

“It was for me one of the most interesting developments in formula one — a race in the Eastern Bloc!” he recalled.