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Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello

CIRCUIT PAGE
03/09/2020

CIRCUIT DIAGRAM

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DETAILS

Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello

Localita Senni 15
50038
Scarperia e San Piero FI
Florence
Italy

Tel: +39 055 849 9111

Fax:

Official website:
https://mugellocircuit.com/en/

STATISTICS (PRIOR TO 2020)

Length:

5.245km (3.259miles)

Race laps:

60

2019 winner:

 

Configuration:

Clockwise

First GP:

2020

Lap record:

 

Type:

Permanent Circuit

Total races:

0

BIOGRAPHY

Originally the Mugello racetrack was a road circuit.

In 1914, the first motor race was held, conceived at the beginning as a regular event, the Mugello road race was interrupted at the outbreak of the World War I.

The event had its golden years in the post-war period, when the best drivers challenged one another on the 66 km track which ran from Scarperia uphill to Firenzuola, and then through the Futa Pass downhill San Piero and Scarperia.

The legendary names linked to this historical race still echo today, names like Campari, Brilli Peri, Enzo Ferrari (who won in 1921 in an Alfa Romeo class 4.500), Ascari, Borzacchini and perhaps, most importantly, Emilio Materassi, the local idol.

The prestige of the Mille Miglia dimmed the Mugello road race after the 1929 event and even the competitions held after 1955 on the reduced 19 km track proved unpopular.

In the 1960' s due to the banning of the Mille Miglia and the increasing popularity of road races, sport friendly managers, such as Pasquale Borracci and Amos Pampaloni, were convinced to resurrect the Mugello competition on the classic 66 km track.

The new events were successful even though they suffered from the absence of the most prestigious Italian marque, Ferrari, which officially took part only in the 1967 event.

However, it was destiny that the histories of the Mugello racetrack and Ferrari would meet again, but it was necessary to wait over twenty years.

The seven events held in the '60s drew hundreds of thousands of spectators to the green valley of Mugello. They were attracted by the performance of the Sports and Touring cars, drivers such as Nanni Galli, Ignazio Giunti, Mauro Nesti and Arturo Merzario who established their lasting and well-deserved reputations.

One the last events, and among the most exiting was in 1968, when the Alfa Romeo, driven by Luciano Bianchi, Galli and Nino Vaccarella, won after an incredible recovery over the Porsche, driven by Rico Steinemann and Jo Siffert.

As in the story of the ugly duckling, where the protagonist becomes a beautiful swan, the Mugello road circuit of 1920's became a modern racetrack.

Today, Mugello, which was bought by Ferrari in 1988, represents a step forward in the conception of circuits where safety, technology and facilities combine to satisfy the requirements of car and motorbikes races.

Mugello guarantees maximum safety for drivers and spectators alike, thanks to its wide run-off areas in the most demanding corners and the service road that runs along the entire 5.245 m. track. Thanks to its undulations, Mugello is an circuit for the most rigorous of testing.

Designed in the 70's and later greatly remodelled by Ferrari, Mugello is one of the most scenic, modern and safe racing facilities in the world.

Fully operational all-year round, Mugello has hosted F1 testing, Formula 5000 - which 'baptized' the renovated circuit on June 23rd, 1974) - Formula 3,000, F3, F2 FIA GT and has been the only circuit in Italy to host the ITC.

The track runs over 5,000 m through the forests and hills and its elevated areas allow spectators some great views of the on-track action.

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