Berger linked to Red Bull role

Former BMW motorsport director Gerhard Berger has said he is not interested in a management role within the new Red Bull Racing team following this week's announcement that the energy drinks company has bought Jaguar Racing. But the Austrian could take on an advisory role for the squad in the future

Berger linked to Red Bull role

It has already been confirmed that Tony Purnell, team boss for Jaguar before its sale, will take charge of the team, but Mateschitz did not rule out also bringing aboard friend and former BMW motorsport director Berger.

"Gerhard is an expert and his advice would certainly be useful to us," Mateschitz, a fellow Austrian, said. "If from that he can grow into another role within the team, that has to remain open right now."

But the Austrian, who won 10 grands prix in his 13-year career, said he was not currently considering a top job with the new team having quit his role at BMW at the end of last year to spend more time with his family.

"I am not quite sure if I want to do that," Berger told Swiss publication Motorsport Aktuell. "But I keep close contact with Didi (Dietrich Mateschitz). I am sure he would put in place an ideal platform for such a team. With a look at budgets however, it might be difficult to get everything up and running. But then again, Didi is not known for giving up easily. He sticks to his projects for quite some time and eventually turns them into a success."

Asked if he would consider moving to England to become a leading figure in the team or if he could do it from abroad, Berger said: "Not even a Jean Todt could lead Ferrari via his mobile phone. If you take up that job you have to be there 24 hours a day. Do I want to do this? I doubt it."

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