To celebrate Ferrari’s 1000th race in the F1 World Championship, drivers will this September race in Mugello for the first time ever in the Tuscan Grand Prix.
The race is set for September 11-13th, one week after the Italian GP, at the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello. Mugello Circuit is a race track in Scarperia e San Piero, Tuscany, Italy. The circuit length is 5.245 km. It has 14 turns and a 1.141 km long straight. The circuit stadium stands have a capacity of 50,000.
Ferrari purchased the track in 1988, having only been properly operational for just 14 years.
MotoGP has been the major racing fixture at the circuit but September 2020 will mark the first time that Mugello will host a Formula 1 World Championship event. “F1 has tested at the circuit several times, however, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc pounding around the high-speed track at the end of June, as Ferrari prepared for the first race in Austria,” reads an official statement from F1.
Mattia Binotto, the Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal had this to say on the announcement. “To be able to celebrate an extraordinary anniversary like the 1000th GP for Ferrari at our own home at Mugello is an incredible opportunity. This same track hosted Kimi Raikkonen’s famous first outing with Sauber – a real rollercoaster ride, with the stomach-churning run through Casanova, Savelli, and into Arrabbiata 1 and 2 a particular highlight.
“Mugello is not just one of the most spectacular and challenging tracks for drivers and cars, it is also a structure that has made sustainability one of its priorities.”
Paolo Poli, CEO of the Mugello Circuit, also expressed happiness on the news. “We are happy and proud to have finally achieved a goal that we have been chasing for a long time with the utmost determination. 106 years since the very first race took place on the street circuit, Mugello will host its first Formula 1 Grand Prix.”