Tag Archive: Tuscany

Jan 30

Central Europe is next with Hankook 12H Mugello and Hankook 12H Red Bull Ring

Next up is the Hankook 12H Mugello (17-18 March) in Italy’s beautiful Tuscany region

Impression 12H MUGELLO_800pix Just a few weeks after the twelfth running of the Hankook 24H DUBAI as the successful season opener of the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook, the focus is shifting towards the next two rounds of the season that will take teams and drivers to central Europe.

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Jul 09

Ghinzani: “Auto GP is the best choice”

Piercarlo Ghinzani is enjoying his first season as an Auto GP Team Principal

Auto GP - Piercarlo GhinzaniThe former F.1 racer answered some questions about his experience so far in the first part of 2013 while he prepares for Mugello. The series, managed by Enzo Coloni, will enter its second half of the season in Tuscany. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 03

Superstars International Series: Larini (Mercedes), Sini (Chevrolet) take maiden Superstars wins at Mugello

Andrea Palma (Ferrari) dominates in GTSprint

Superstars - Francesco SiniSuperstars - Andrea PalmaSuperstars, GTSprint provide plenty of excitement in Tuscany while Audi’s Johan Kristoffersson retains the Superstars International Series lead.

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Jun 03

Ananda Mikola stays put in Superstars

Indonesian racer builds good momentum at Mugello with maiden points finish 

Superstars - Ananda Mikola portraitSuperstars - Ananda MikolaIn 2012, Superstars has reached new highs in terms of international presence thanks an high-quality field featuring many stars from all over the world. Coming from Indonesia, experienced open-wheel racer Ananda Mikola made a positive debut in the FG Group-promoted championship. The 2012 Superstars field welcomed drivers from 8 different countries, including Colombian newcomer Camilo Zurcher. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 02

BMW’s Biagi, Bettini sweep front in Superstars qualifying at Mugello.

Ferrari’s Andrea Palma Scores first GTSprint pole of 2012 – A tight qualifying battle anticipates an hard-fought race day for tomorrow

Superstars - Thomas BiagiSuperstars - Andrea PalmaThe BMW M3 E92 proved the car to beat today in qualifying for the Superstars International Series round at Mugello, as Bologna-based Thomas Biagi cruised to his first pole position of the season. Biagi led an all-Team BMW Dinamic front row as home favourite Sandro Bettini took the outside pole.

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Jun 01

Superstars – GTSprint: Spectacular weekend kicks off tomorrow at Mugello

New additions, technical challenges set the tone in Tuscany

Superstars - liuzzi - morbidelliSuperstars - Andrea - palmajThe Superstars International Series and GTSprint will be back running tomorrow at Mugello for an highly-anticipated event. The Saturday’s schedule will feature practice and qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »


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 02

Sauber wins update race at Mugello test opener

Sauber was the team with the biggest update package as F1’s ultra-rare in-season test began on Tuesday.

2012-04-30 - Sauber F1 Team - Welcome Chelsea FC - Sauber C312012-02-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergio Perez - 03Kamui Kobayashi was in charge of the revised C31, which including a new exhaust and front wing represented “the biggest update package” of all the teams at Mugello, according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 30

Teams look ahead to novel Mugello test

Like Ferrari, Red Bull is another team looking keenly ahead to this week’s test at Mugello.

Mugello Circuit logoMugello“Not only do we have many new parts in the luggage,” promised team advisor Dr Helmut Marko, according to Auto Motor und Sport on Monday. “For the first time in a long time, we are also going to give much more attention to the car setup.  There are still gaps in our understanding,” he said, a week after Sebastian Vettel’s breakthrough first win of 2012 in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 04

Nannini wants to be mayor of Siena

Former grand prix winner Alessandro Nannini is set to run for mayor.

Italy’s Autosprint reports that the 51-year-old, whose career ended whilst a Benetton driver in 1990 when his arm was severed in a helicopter crash, wants to be mayor of Siena. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 09

Button battles through tonsillitis as F1 rivals holiday

Jenson Button struggled through the London Triathlon on Sunday with tonsillitis.

2010-08-01- Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 3 But the reigning world champion still finished third in his class, despite admitting to having “suffered quite a bit” whilst under the effect of antibiotics. His time of 2hr14mins was about 25 minutes behind the ultimate winner, and seven minutes slower than his 2009 time. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 26

Mercedes, sources, rubbish Kubica rumours (updated)

Brawn admits ‘disappointment’ with Schumacher
Brawn denies Kubica talks, Schu commits through 2012

2010-06-13 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 04Mercedes, as well as “well-placed sources in Germany”, have scoffed at reports Michael Schumacher might be dumped and replaced in 2011 by Robert Kubica. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 29

Formula 3 Euro Series races in the Tuscany

Mika Mäki (Mücke Motorsport) championship leader

This weekend, the Formula 3 Euro Series is going to contest the third and fourth rounds of its 2008 season on Mugello’s 5.245-kilometre circuit. Read the rest of this entry »