These shoes have been race used by Gerhard Berger during the 1994 German / Hockenheimring GP. The initial "G.B" and date of the race (31/07/1994) and present inside the shoes.
Berger takes Ferrari's only win of the 1994 season
The 1994 German Grand Prix was held on 31 July 1994 at the Hockenheimring, Hockenheim. It was the ninth race of the 1994 Formula One World Championship.
Scuderia Ferrari had their best chance yet to claim their first victory in almost four years after both 412T1’s claimed the front row of the grid due to the power and straight line advantage of the V12 engines. Sadly, Jean Alesi’s Ferrari had to stop with electrical problems on the run to the first chicane, immediately after the start of the race
Gerhard Berger’s win was Ferrari’s first since Alain Prost’s victory at the 1990 Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez almost four years earlier. It had been a long and painful spell for F1’s most prestigious team. This was their 104th win and put them level once again with McLaren who had overtaken them as F1’s most successful team in terms of race wins the previous year.
It was a relief for Gerhard Berger too, though his last win had been more recent, at the end of 1992 in Adelaide. He had been hit hard by the loss of his fellow countryman Roland Ratzenberger and friend Senna, and after another tough day for the sport it had at least produced a popular winner in the Austrian.
As well as Ferrari winning its first and only race of the 1994 Formula One season, the race was especially good for Ligier with Olivier Panis finishing second and Éric Bernard coming home third.