6/28/2003 0 Comments
11. Bernie Ecclestone
"Bernie is the guy I have the most respect for in this business," Berger says. "You can say want you want, but I think simply we all got into a fantastic life and under fantastic conditions - financial conditions, and also how the business was developed - and I think it's all thanks to him. You know, people are starting to forget it and just starting to look at all his money, but if I think what Ron Dennis, what Michael Schumacher, what myself, what we all made in this money, I think it's only fair that the guy who leads the whole thing makes the money that he made."
DC: He made a lot of rich people in this paddock...
Berger: "He made everybody rich. Stupid or not stupid, somehow everybody got quite rich. Not just on the drivers side - engineers, journalists... I mean, ask which other field - if you are a political journalist, any other field - there is no other field which is as comfortable as the Formula One field. Really you have to work hard, but you get some extra out of it and I think that's all set up by him. And I really try never to forget this, and you know, it's sometimes not easy, sometimes difficult to remember, because he is doing something that you don't understand. But I have met a lot of business guys in the last 25 years from some big companies, but he is the most switched on guy I have ever met in all my time. He is the most switched on business guy."
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