Gerhard Berger laughs. "The natural thing for a person is to forget things he didn't like," he says, "so half of the things I cannot remember!"
On that basis, it's probably fair to say that his memory of the 1993 Formula 1 season - which we're discussing - is, let's say about 25 per cent. And that's being generous.
Berger had joined Ferrari when the Maranello team was at rock bottom, switching over from McLaren to replace Ivan Capelli in a big-money move - so much so that, when the Austrian topped the weigh-in before the 1993 season opener in South Africa, Keke Rosberg quipped that he must have left his wallet in his racesuit.
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Marcus Simmons is the deputy editor of Autosport magazine. As a child he was a regular on the chalk banks of Thruxton, before becoming an MSA timekeeper at the age of 17. Shortly afterwards, he started reporting for Motoring News and joined the staff in 1990.
After abandoning a parallel Formula First career – which had been as incident-packed as his childhood equestrian exploits – he moved to Autosport in 1996. Since then he has had two stints as a freelance and a brief spell as editor of Motor Sport magazine, during which the revered green cover was revived, before rejoining Autosport in 2008. He lives in Twickenham with his partner, two daughters, cat and guitars.