Goodbye Monza, the next destination this September is Mugello Circuit (Italy), which first appeared in F1 calendar. This will also be Ferrari’s 1000th race.
Due to the complicated situation of the global COVID-19 pandemic, some races have been canceled this year. Instead, the FIA has been trying to fill the racing schedule with dual races in Austria, England, Italy and Bahrain, or as well as add more 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 are usually a number of international racing events over the years, most notably the MotoGP tournament in the 2-wheel format.
Street racing around Mugello has appeared in races since the 20s of last century. Until 1970, racer Spartaco Dini caused an accident, crashing into a group of Firenzuola villagers, killing a 7-month-old child and injuring four others during a private trial.
The track on this street is usually only stopped during a race or rating. That incident seriously damaged the reputation of the race, so it was the last time the race was held on public streets.
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.