"Nice moustache, by the way!" I tell Berger as I hand him a picture of himself holding his daughter Cristina.
"Yes, well that was the fashion at the time!" he retorts, laughing.
"Well that was my time when I was a mechanic, with Cristina - my oldest daughter - who was... well, it's simple, it was nearly 24 years ago. At this time I was just wild, young and full of life; a mechanic sitting under the trucks and repairing gearboxes and clutches. I had already decided in my head that I don't want to do this all my life, because I have to get something better out of it than the changing of gearboxes!
"And here" - he holds the picture of himself with wife Ana, as they enter the FIA's traditional annual gala in Monaco last year - "well, that's the other side; you can see I have on the smoking jacket here with my wife Ana - not really my style, I think I was forced by the FIA to be dressed like they are in the year's event. But that's maybe twenty years later."
DC: And this is the future - now you have the rest of your time to spend with your family
Berger: "Yes, yes... right now I just want to relax a little bit, for a year. but I don't think I will be away for good, because I cannot see my life without racing."