7/3/2003 0 Comments
6. Imola 1989
"That was the grill party in Imola!" Berger laughs. "That doesn't look promising!"
DC: What was it like to sit inside of that?
Berger: "Warm - it was warm! No, at this moment I was unconscious - no problem."
DC: And at what moment did you wake up?
Berger: "When Professor Watkins was sitting on my shoulders and trying to get this pipe into my throat, and it hurt and was uncomfortable, and that's when I woke up and saw my hands and everything was burnt. I didn't know - I thought I was on holiday - I remember I woke up and said 'where am I, am I on holidays or something?' And there is Sid sitting on me and trying to get this bloody pipe into me, you know. I was uncomfortable."
DC: What did Sid say to you? I know you were good friends
Berger: "Sid didn't understand that I didn't realise where I was and what I was doing, and he explained that I had an accident and I looked at my hands... But the real funny thing on this was I was burnt, I was hurting a lot and my overalls were full of fuel, and they brought me back to the hospital at the circuit. They tried to wash my hands from the burning and the fuel, but what really hurt me the most was my balls, because I was sitting in fuel. And there was this doctor and nurse and it was hurting like hell, and I thought, how can I explain this to get the fuel off my balls, you know!"
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