Tag Archive: Florence

Jul 03

Mugello could step in amid Monza ‘problems’ – Malago

Ten million euros might not be enough to keep the Italian grand prix at historic Monza.

Mugello Circuit logo It is believed the governing FIA has some powers to protect some of the sport’s most iconic venues, like Monza and also the likes of Monaco, Spa and Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Magny Cours still ‘trying’ for F1 return

Talks to take formula one back to France are still on, according to Magny Cours boss Serge Saulnier.

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours logo Last month, Saulnier said: “If the will of a number of people is confirmed in the coming weeks, we are very close (to returning).” He said Magny Cours, located a remote 250 kilometres from Paris and absent from the calendar since 2008, is heading for a comeback race in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Ecclestone insists London GP plans ‘no joke’

Bernie Ecclestone has hit back at those scoffing at his apparent plans to front a London street race.

London Grand Prix2011-06-09_0314Insiders have dismissed the stories either as clever publicity, or a masterly diversion from the Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption scandal. But, according to the Guardian, he told business journalist Christian Sylt this week: “We are getting on with it.

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May 31

Superstars International Series: The stars are ready to shine at Mugello

Superstars, GTSprint to line-up top racers, new names. Access to the central grandstand will be free thanks to the free-ticket promotion.

Mugello Circuit logoSuperstars International SeriesJust a couple of weeks after its successful outing at Donington Park, the Superstars International Series is about to hit the track at another world-renowned venue, the Mugello Circuit. In Scarperia, not too far away from Florence, the Superstars championship will line-up for round four of 2012, while the GTSprint International Series will be back running after Imola for its third round of the year.

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May 03

Mugello ‘not right’ for F1 cars – Petrov

Vitaly Petrov on Thursday dealt a blow to Mugello’s ambitions to join the F1 calendar.

2012-04-15 - Team Caterham - Chinese Grand Prix - Vitaly Petrov 07Mugello Circuit logoThe Russian, who drives for Caterham, said the Ferrari owned circuit in beautiful Tuscany is too dangerous for modern grand prix cars. On Thursday, F1 teams are concluding their third consecutive day of rare in-season testing at the high speed circuit near Florence.

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May 03

Mugello eyes place on F1 race calendar

Mugello, the Ferrari owned circuit near Florence, has set its sights on hosting a grand prix.

Mugello Circuit logoAs the high speed circuit hosts this week’s rare in-season formula one test, circuit director Paolo Poli was asked about speculation Mugello might soon bid for a spot on the race calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Formula One teams Mugello test preview

Formula One day Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello test report

Mugello Circuit logoToday’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers near Florence.

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Aug 17

Heidfeld to begin Pirelli testing on Tuesday (updated)

Mercedes GP Petronas release Nick Heidfeld to join Pirelli
Pirelli’s first formula one test will begin at Mugello on Tuesday

It was previously reported that the Italian marque would get up and running at the circuit near Florence on Monday, with Nick Heidfeld at the wheel of the 2009 Toyota TF109. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Schu drives 2007 car on Friday, now eyes F60 test

Michael Schumacher kicked off his on-track preparations

For his sensational formula one return on Friday, lapping the Mugello circuit near Florence (Italy) in a two-year old Ferrari F2007. Read the rest of this entry »