Gerhard BergerBritain is today marking the 56th birthday of Formula 1 hero Gerhard Berger with an official national day.

National Berger Day 2015 on 27th August sees the country celebrate everything that’s so great about Berger with nationwide events; some businesses are even running special National Berger Day promotions.

Many are planning their own National Berger Day barbecues and others are planning on dining out at restaurants to mark the big-eating F1 driver’s birthday.

#NationalBergerDay is actually trending on Twitter as Brits tweet pictures of the treats they’re devouring in honour of the great man.

And why not: Berger is, after all, famous for hilariously throwing Ayrton Senna’s briefcase out of a helicopter. Senna responded by hilariously filling Berger’s shoes with shaving foam.

Berger also won some F1 races and finished third in the F1 World Championship an almost unprecedented twice.

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