Born on 27 February 1967 in Rome, Antonello Coletta studied Economics and Business at La Sapienza University (Rome) and entered the world of motorsport in 1991 as Sports Director for the Forti Corse team, then involved in Formula 3 and Formula 3000. Again as Sports Director, he moved to Peugeot Italy in 1993 and to Alfa Romeo in 1995.
Antonello joined Ferrari in 1997 and was the coordinator of Ferrari Challenge until 2003, when he became head of the Ferrari Corse Clienti department.
In 2014, he was appointed head of Scuderia Ferrari’s sporting activities and joined the Board of Directors of the Mugello Circuit. Since 2015, he has led Attività Sportive GT. This division includes the customer-oriented activities (Ferrari Challenge, Competizioni GT, F1 Clienti and XX Programmes) of the Fiorano circuit and the Prancing Horse roadshow.
When not in Maranello, Antonello lives in Rome with his wife Maria Luisa and daughters Susanna and Camilla. He spends his free time reading and enjoys following other sports, especially football and motorcycling.
In 1996 the original layout was modified to produce two separate tracks of 2976.41 meters and 2948.50 meters respectively. It is used by Ferrari racing and road cars as a site for experimentation and testing, as a prace to test and train drivers and also for the race team to practice and train.
The track has a minimum width of 8.40 meters with 1,637 m of curved section and 1,339 m of straights. A course has been created with elements akin to several European circuits.
The average lap speed is more than 190 km/h, with a peak speed of over 300 km/h.
The contrast between now and then is more apparent than ever. Today the Ferrari-owned facility stands out for the beauty of its technical and challenging track that retains all the charm of the “old school” circuits and the top-level modernity of the services offered.
The 5245-metre Tuscan circuit follows the morphology of the terrain with
ups and downs and turns that have gone down in the history of MotoGP and
15 turns, six left and nine right. 1141 metres of the main start/finish straight.
Enovation Consulting and Right Hub’s recent analysis of ninety-six circuits worldwide showed Mugello International Circuit to be the world’s greenest. The Mugello Circuit was also the first in the world to receive the prestigious Achievement of Excellence award, the highest level of environmental sustainability certification issued by the FIA (International Automobile Federation) in 2015, and the first to be certified ISO20121.