Stolen 29 years ago: Gerhard Berger’s Ferrari was found again

British investigators have seized a sports car stolen from Tyrolean former Formula 1 racing driver Gerhard Berger almost 29 years ago.

The Ferrari was stolen in April 1995 in Imola, Italy, where the San Marino Grand Prix was being held. The vehicle worth approximately 350,000 pounds (408,615.96 euros) was seized, London Metropolitan Police said on Monday.

Brought to UK late 2023

The Brits were summoned by Ferrari in January after reviewing a car sale by a British broker to a US buyer. It turned out that the car was stolen. Investigators from a unit specializing in vehicle-related organized crime then launched extensive investigations. According to the police statement, the car was sent to Japan shortly after it was stolen and was brought to Great Britain at the end of 2023. Later, the vehicle was seized to prevent export.

The second sports car continues to disappear

No one was initially arrested and the investigation is ongoing. In addition to the red Ferrari F512M, a second sports car was also stolen in Italy. Investigators in London wrote that the second vehicle was still missing.


Gerhard Berger (left) and Jean Alesi’s private Ferrari was stolen at the 1995 San Marino Grand Prix. (Image: Reuters)

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Source: Vienna

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