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 first stopping zone, for the San Donato corner, is the hardest braking area of all, because you arrive there at top speed after the long start-finish straight. At the exit of Turn 1 you have to bear in mind that it leads straight into the esses made up of the Luco and Poggio Secco corners. A short straight leads to a second set of esses – the Materassi and Borgo San Lorenzo curves – which are soon followed by another two bends in the opposite direction: Casanova and Savelli. At this point you reach the two most spectacular corners of the whole track: Arrabbiata 1 and Arrabbiata 2. The second corner is particularly dangerous because it goes over the top of a hill and it’s not easy to work out the best line to take. The next set of esses is made up of the Scarperia and Palagio corners. A short straight brings you to the long bend known as Correntaio after which there is the fourth quick set of esses made up of the Biondetti 1 and Biondetti 2 bends. The lap is nearly finished, because before you reach the finish line there is only the Bucine corner remaining, a 180 degree curve that brings you back to the start-finish straight of this amazing circuit that is one of the most loved tracks by drivers.