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#1 Don Capps

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Posted 15 October 2000 - 01:25

Someone sent me two emails requesting some information. I decided to print them here and let The assembled Knowledge have at it...

Who was, who have info of
Oscar Gonzales drive F1 in 1956 GP of Arg


Georges Berger - Belgium

racer F1 in 53 and 54 with Gordini

born : 14 09 18 to Brussel
dead 23 08 67 on the Nurburgring in a 48 h race "the Maraton de la Route"
drive a Porsch sport car

ho have info of this race , and this accident

The gentleman is named Rudiger and could use our help...and here is his email should anyone be interested in contacting him directly:



#2 Barry Lake

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Posted 15 October 2000 - 04:46

From The Grand Prix Who’s Who (nothing on Oscar Gonzales, sorry)

Early in his long career Berger raced a little Jicey-BMW, his best finish being third at Chimay in 1950. In 1953 he got his hands on a private Gordini, and then briefly became part of the works team early the following year, taking a Type 16 car to fourth at Rouen.
Thereafter, Georges was a stalwart racer in sports and GT racing, with machines such as a Maserati sports, an AC Bristol and a Ferrari 25OGT. He often raced the latter car with another ex-Grand Prix driver, André Simon. But his greatest success was winning the Tour de France rally with Willy Mairesse in 1960, again in a Ferrari. In 1967 Berger was killed while taking part in the Marathon de la Route, an 84-hour endurance race at the Nurburgring, when he crashed his Porsche 911.

#3 John Cross

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Posted 15 October 2000 - 09:37

The 3rd edition of the Who's Who has this on the less famous Gonzalez:

The less-well-known Gonzalez joined his Uruguayan compatriot Uria to share the latter's Maserati in the 1956 Argentine Grand Prix. After taking over the car he circulated steadily round the circuit, and by all accounts displayed impeccable track manners and 'did not interfere with the leaders' as he was lapped with great regularity.

Not much, I'm afraid (not even a date or place of birth). Neither does Forix or Robert Blinkhorn's site. Another mystery man (like Tom Jones from the American drivers thread!)

Don, do you know why Rudiger wants information about these guys?

#4 Don Capps

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Posted 16 October 2000 - 03:14


Nope, not a clue.