Berger: It's time to end Ferrari's reign

Gerhard Berger remains keen to see Williams-BMW claim both F1 championships this season, despite stepping down as BMW's motorsport boss following the Italian Grand Prix

Berger: It's time to end Ferrari's reign

"Please, F1 fans, do me a favour," said Berger. "Keep on crossing your fingers for the BMW Williams F1 Team until the season is over. It's about time somebody ended Ferrari's reign, and I'd be delighted if it were us. That would be the culmination of a fantastic time with BMW."

Juan Pablo Montoya is now three points behind Michael Schumacher in the drivers' championship, and Williams lead the constructors' series by four points over their Italian rivals.

The former Ferrari, McLaren and Benetton pilot also highlighted his interesting relationship with the drivers in his administrative role at BMW.

"I have to thank the drivers who were well aware that they had no chance to fool me and who have translated the one or the other tip of 'veteran Berger' into action.

"I also have to thank the fans, as F1 would not be where and what it is without their passion and interest."

And although Gerhard is putting his family first for the time being, he admits he'll probably be hankering to get back into the paddock at some stage in the future.

"After 25 years in motor racing I just need a break. But still, I can't tell you how long this break will last. Sometime I will be missing the ambience and my colleagues, will feel the need to be standing next to the track and to breathe racing air.

"But for now I want to make up a lot of things that I had nearly no time for in the past. And particularly to get up when I feel like but not when the alarm clock rings. And I'd really love to feel bored!"

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