Berger's German return

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Gerhard Berger will return to Formula One racing at the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim on 27 July, the Benetton team said yesterday.

Berger, 37, has missed the last three grands prix with sinus problems, but has tested the car and declared himself fully fit for a comeback.

The Austrian, who spun off the track at Monza on Wednesday, his first day back in a racing car, said that he expected to drive for two or three more seasons. His compatriot, Alexander Wurz, who replaced him in the Canadian, French and British grands prix - finishing third at Silverstone last Sunday - has been linked with a rival team, Sauber-Petronas, but has said that he is unwilling to race for another team.

"For me, there is no question that I want to concentrate on Benetton," the 23-year-old Wurz said.