( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2020-07-11 04:36:58 )
For the first time in its history, the Mugello Circuit will play host to a race that counts towards the FIA Formula 1 World Championship™. As part of a season calendar that has been shaken up following the pandemic caused by the Covid-19 virus, an opportunity has arisen to bring motorsport’s leading competition to a circuit that leads the way in terms of standards for safety and sustainability. It is also a track that is as spectacular as it is demanding for drivers and cars.
The official name of the event pays homage to the region that will host the race and to the historic anniversary that will be celebrated that day by Scuderia Ferrari – the only team to have taken part in all of the 70 Formula 1 seasons so far. The Mugello Circuit is located just 35 kilometres from Florence, one of the world’s richest cities for history and artistic masterpieces which is visited by millions of people from all over the globe.
Founded in 1974 as an evolution of the old “Circuito Stradale”, the track was laid on the hills of the municipalities of Scarperia and San Piero a Sieve. Long considered one of the circuits that is most appreciated both by drivers, riders and everyone involved in motorsport, the Mugello Circuit has been owned by Ferrari since 1988. It is among the few tracks that the FIA (International Automobile Federation) has certified with the 3-Star Level qualification. In fact the circuit has passed the environmental test set by the federation, thus winning recognition for the outstanding policies it has adopted for sustainability.
Now the ninth round of the season will take place at Mugello, Italy will return to hosting two Formula 1™ Grands Prix for the first time since 2006. That year the calendar featured both the traditional Italian Grand Prix at Monza and the last edition held to date of the San Marino Grand Prix, which took place at Imola’s Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. Both these races were won by Michael Schumacher, in his final season as a Scuderia Ferrari driver.