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Berger's untold stories of life alongside Senna

Having entered Formula 1 at a similar time and joined him at McLaren, few are in a better position to shine a light over the Formula 1 career of Ayrton Senna, on and off the track, than Gerhard Berger

Few people in motor racing knew Ayrton Senna better than Gerhard Berger. They first came across each other when they were competing in Formula 3 in 1983, and over the years as they moved up the ranks in grand prix racing, they became friends.

Somehow the intensely driven and competitive Brazilian gelled with the laidback practical joker from Austria, and when they came together at McLaren in 1990 their relationship became even closer, as they spent time together both at and away from the circuits.

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