It’s time to say goodbye to Monza, the next destination this September will be Mugello Circuit (Italy), which first appeared in F1 calendar. This will also be the Ferrari’s 1000th race.
Due to the complicated situation of the global COVID-19 pandemic, some races have been canceled this year. Instead of that, the FIA has been trying to fill the race schedule with dual races in Austria, England, Italy and Bahrain, or adding new tracks like the Mugello, where riders will compete this weekend.
Mugello is a race track in Scarperia e San Piero, in the beautiful Tuscany region, northwest of Italy, only 35 km from the historic capital of Florence. At this track, there will usually be a number of international racing events over the years, most notably the MotoGP tournament in the 2-wheel format.
Street racing in Mugello has appeared in races since the 20s of last century. In 1970, racer Spartaco Dini traumatically caused an accident who crashed into a group of Firenzuola villagers, killed a 7-month-old child and injured four others during a private trial.
That incident seriously damaged the reputation of the race, so it was the last time the race was held on streets publicly.
After that, the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello was built in 1973 and opened its doors in 1974. In 1988, Ferrari acquired a new track, 120 km from their headquarters in Maranello, for the purpose of a test track.
During the 2012 season, Mugello was used for the test run. Mugello holds the FIA’s first-class license, proving it to be a qualified F1 race track.