He Autodromo Internazionale de Mugello will be officially released in the Formula 1 with the dispute this weekend of the Grand Prix of Tuscany, Ferrari’s millennial career in competition, although the ‘Scuderia’ is going through a delicate situation, hardly appropriate to celebrate such an important moment.
Located near Florence, in the heart of Tuscany, Mugello was built in 1974 and is owned by Ferrari. The usual venue for the MotoGP Motorcycle World Championship, the circuit has never hosted the largest motorsport competition in the world and this ‘sui generis’ World Championship caused by the pandemic will give it its first opportunity.
However, the moment could not be worse for Ferrari, after two consecutive races at Spa and Monza where both drivers have been left out of the ‘Top 10’. At least Sebastian Vettel He will arrive in a more relaxed personal situation after ensuring his continuity in 2021 in the new Aston Martin team.
Mugello’s design, composed mainly of medium and high speed corners, seems conducive to Mercedes, determined to return to the charge after the ‘crazy’ Italian Grand Prix where both Lewis hamilton how Valtteri Bottas they stayed off the podium. In any case, the Briton will seek without urgency his fifth victory of the course, since he leads by 47 points to his teammate.
The outstanding Red Bull’s aerodynamic package also favors at Mugello the Austrian team, another wanting revenge after not scoring a single point in the last race. Max verstappen it has fallen back to third place in the general classification and the leadership is already slipping to 54 points.
Much better time goes through Carlos Sainz (McLaren), reinforced after achieving the best result of his career, a second place that still did not leave him satiated because he brushed with his fingers the triumph of which he took possession Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri). The Madrilenian is ninth in the table, but the enormous equality in the upper-middle zone means that he is only 16 points behind fourth place and another good result would allow him to take a good leap forward.
The weather forecast announces clear skies for this ninth round of the World Cup, which will mark the equator of the championship, and third on consecutive Sundays. After this demanding triptych, Formula 1 will take a little respite before facing the Russian Grand Prix between 25 and 27 September.
Tuscan GP Schedules
First practice session 11.00 – 12.30.
Second practice session 15.00 – 16.30.
Third practice session 12.00 – 13.00.
Qualification session 15.00 – 16.00.