6/29/2003 0 Comments
10. Frank Williams
"Frank looks like he is thinking about the retainer for Ralf!" Berger says, chuckling at the photo.
"I knew Frank before, but I never raced for him, and I didn't know him good enough - now I know him good enough. He is such a fighter. He's such a fighter. He's such a hard, disciplined man - in negotiations, for himself, in whatever he's doing - the guy is somehow a guarantee for success. Now I see even more, when I see an old picture and I see him running, how strong he was - you could read it on his body, on his face that he was really someone who could run maybe a marathon every day if it was necessary. That just fits with all his behaviour I've seen of the last five years. Whatever he does, he does it with extreme commitment. Not easy - not easy at all - but he plays the game in a very special way, and that makes his success."
DC: You just finished the negotiations with Frank - it must have been hard, considering the length of time it took. How satisfying was that to you?
Berger: "I think we are all smiling, so it came out quite nice, but it was not easy at all!"
DC: And with BMW's new deal with Williams now signed, is your work finished at BMW?
Berger: "I wouldn't say all, but another big part. And yes, my goal now is to step out more and more, and after this I'm relaxed because I'm convinced it is the right solution for the future."
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