Georges Berger

Born:
14th September 1918
Molenbeek-St-Jean, Brussels
Died:
23rd August 1967 (Aged 48)
Nurburgring, Rhineland-Palatine (D)
Nationality:
Belgian
Most recent race (in database):
Biography

This Belgian amateur began racing a Jicey-BMW in 1948 – the new French marque intent on satisfying the growing number of gentlemen drivers at the time. It was Georges Berger who gave Jicey its best international result by finishing third at Chimay in 1950.

Twice a Grand Prix driver

Berger was driving a Simca-Gordini T15 by 1953 and he entered that year’s Belgian Grand Prix. He was the slowest qualifier and he retired early from his world championship debut. Fourth in a non-championship event at Rouen in 1954, he retired from the French GP in his second and final championship race.

Berger switched to endurance events and scored his finest victory in the 1960 Tour de France Automobile when sharing a Ferrari 250GT with Willy Mairesse. He drove for the Ecurie Nationale Belge from time-to-time but was killed during the 1967 Marathon de la Route after crashing his Porsche 911 at the Nürburgring. There was a different (Swiss) Georges Berger who raced in the 1958 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Championship seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points
1962 Speed World Challenge
Ecurie Nationale Belge
1 0 0 0 0
1961 World Sportscar Championship
Ecurie Francorchamps
1 0 0 0 0
1954 F1 World Championship
Equipe Gordini
1 0 0 0
0% win rate
0
1953 F1 World Championship
Georges Berger
1 0 0 0
0% win rate
0