In The Driver's Seat

Mugello a much-needed fillip for modern-day F1 races which lack overtaking

For years now, those Formula One drivers who had been privileged enough to test at Mugello had spoken in awed tones of the 5.245km circuit as the Holy Grail, a wonderful venue coiled like a snake in the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany. But even Ferrari's ownership was insufficient to win them an F1 grand prix. Monza had been Italy's Cathedral of Speed since 1922, except when it was being upgraded in 1980 and the race was switched to Imola.

If it could ever really be said that there is anything good to come from Covid-19, it is that the virus indirectly led to Mugello being granted a grand prix at last.

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