A Ferrari stolen from former Formula 1 driver Gerhard Berger was found almost 30 years later

A Ferrari stolen from former Formula 1 driver Gerhard Berger was found almost 30 years later

A Ferrari F512M stolen from former Austrian pilot Gerhard Berger during the San Marino Grand Prix, in 1995, Fue found almost three decades later in London, the British police announced this Monday.

In April 1995, the luxury cars of Berger and his French partner at the time, Jean Alesi, were stolen in the Italian city of Imola, where the San Marino Grand Prix was being held.

Since then, there was no trace of the red Ferrari, which is worth approximately 350,000 pounds ($442,000).

But, last January, the Italian brand contacted the London police after discovering that a Ferrari sold in 2023 was actually a stolen car.

British investigators from a unit specializing in vehicle theft attempted to trace the path the car took since the theft.

The car arrived in the UK at the end of last year and was recently purchased by an American.


Gerhard Berger, former Formula 1 driver, found his stolen Ferrari almost 30 years later. He had disappeared along with that of his then teammate, the Frenchman Jean Alesi.

Australian Grand Prix

After working in collaboration with investigators and car dealers abroad, the British police concluded that this is the car that was stolen from Gerhard Berger almost 29 years ago and was sent shortly after to Japan.

He Ferrari Red is still on British soil and the police managed to intercept him before his departure to USA.

The investigation continues without any arrests having been made at the moment. For its part, Jean Alesi’s car remains missing.

In 2023, investigators from this specialized vehicle theft unit recovered 418 cars, worth a total of £31 million ($39.2 million).

Gerhard Berger, who is currently 64 years old, was a pilot of Formula 1 for fourteen seasons, between 1984 and 1997.

The Austrian raced 210 grand prix, of which he won ten, twice finishing in third position in the drivers’ World Championship with the team. Ferrari.

Source: Ambito

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