The story of Berger's 1989 Imola crash

The story of Berger's 1989 Imola crash

Next month it will be 25 years since Gerhard Berger's horrific San Marino GP accident. SAM SMITH speaks to the Austrian, and the men who saved his life

There was something in the air during the spring of 1989. The Ides of March appeared to have been carried over a month to April.

A smattering of frustrated students had first entered Tiananmen Square in protest for more reforms in China; unimpressed UK citizens were introduced to the Poll Tax, ironically launched on April 1 1989, triggering uproar and ultimately contributing to the end of Thatcherism the following year.

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