Tuscany Track Guide

Location: Tuscany, Italy Track Length: 5.245 km Laps: 59 Lap Record: NA

Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello

Tuscan Grand Prix F1 circuit guide

Mugello Circuit, based in Scarperia e San Piero, Tuscany in Italy, is a racing track owned by Scuderia Ferrari which the Formula 1 team uses for their private testing.

In 2020 that privacy will be gone though as Mugello hosts its first Formula 1 race, that being the Tuscan Grand Prix which will also serve as Ferrari's 1000th race.

This track will hold 50,000 spectators in its stands when they are open, and features 15 turns.

And in a current Formula 1 car this fast, sweeping 3.259-mile circuit is sure to challenge the drivers physically like few other venues on the regular calendar, especially their neck muscles.

Whilst motorbike racing is usually what makes up the schedule here at Mugello, there has been four-wheel action in the past with DTM holding an annual event between 2006-08.

Tuscan Grand Prix circuit information

Mugello is built for speed and as such heavy braking zones are somewhat lacking.

Instead the circuit is a near-constant flow of curves from one direction to the other, and the F1 drivers are going to have to be in peak physical condition to handle the demands.

Turn 1 (San Donato) - On the brakes after the long straight, but still carrying speed through this right curve.
Turn 2 (Luco) - Accelerate as the track opens back up but quickly dab the brakes through this fast left.
Turn 3 (Poggio Secco) - Again briefly apply the brakes but Poggio Secco is a right bend that quickly opens up to encourage drivers to get back on the throttle.
Turn 4 (Materassi) - After a short straight this is a slightly slower left, but still not a sluggish corner by any means.
Turn 5 (Borgo San Lorenzo) - In qualifying trim only a slight lift of the power is needed through this right, dare anyone take it flat out?
Turn 6 (Casanova) - Brake to make the right turn but then it's straight back on the throttle to power through it.
Turn 7 (Savelli) - Full throttle through the left curve that is Savelli.
Turn 8 (Arrabbiata 1) - This one will test the neck, serious speed through this fast, long right curve.
Turn 9 (Arrabbiata 2) - And repeat it again, just for good measure.
Turn 10 (Scarperia) - One of the hardest braking zone of the circuit for this right, but again, certainly not a slow corner.
Turn 11 (Palagio) - Take a bit of kerb through this left to make the run as straight as possible out of the bend.
Turn 12 (Correntaio) - Another long, challenging right curve. A bit slower than Arrabbiata 1 and 2, but no less demanding of the neck muscles.
Turn 13/14 (Biondetti) -A very fast left to right chicane, maximum attack all the way.
Turn 15 (Bucine) - After the straight get back on the brakes and hang on through this tight left loop which leads back on to the main straight.

Tuscan Grand Prix schedule: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix

Friday, September 11, FP1: 1100-1230

Friday, September 11, FP2: 1500-1630

Saturday, September 12, FP3: 1200-1300

Saturday, September 12, Qualifying: 1500

Sunday, September 13, Race: 1510

Tuscan Grand Prix directions: how to get there

You can drive to Mugello using the A1 via Bolognese and via Faentina, with special routes now created for arrival and departure to help control the congestion caused by the traffic.

But travelling by train and bus is still the most recommended method.

The track is around 32km north of Florence, and you get there by taking either a bus (run by AMV bus into the Mugello) all the way from Florence to Scarperia or by taking the train to either San Piero a Sieve (3km from Scarperia) or Borgo San Lorenzo (5km from Scarperia).

Scarperia is then less than a mile away from the track in walking distance.

Buses depart Florence from the bus depot right alongside the Santa Maria Novella train station.

There are no direct connections from Florence airport to Mugello Circuit.

Mugello F1 circuit fastest lap

Although there has been no official Formula 1 lap set at this track, back in 2012 all of the F1 teams, minus HRT, completed an in-season test from 1-3 May.

During that test Romain Grosjean set the fastest time with a 1:21.035.

Mugello F1 circuit: what the drivers say

Back in 2012 Sebastian Vettel said: “Unfortunately we don’t have this track on the calendar. It’s an incredible circuit with a lot of high-speed corners.” Now, he has his wish.

Daniel Ricciardo: “We had a test there, I think it was back in 2012, in F1, but the cars now, these 2020 cars around there would be insane.”

Italian Grand Prix Schedule September 4-6

Practice 1 4 Sep 2020 11:00 AM
Practice 2 4 Sep 2020 3:00 PM
Practice 3 5 Sep 2020 12:00 PM
Qualifying 1 5 Sep 2020 3:00 PM
Qualifying 2 5 Sep 2020 3:25 PM
Qualifying 3 5 Sep 2020 3:48 PM
Race 6 Sep 2020 3:10 PM

Italian (Tuscan) Grand Prix Schedule September 11-13

Practice 1 11 Sep 2020 11:00 AM
Practice 2 11 Sep 2020 3:00 PM
Practice 3 12 Sep 2020 12:00 PM
Qualifying 1 12 Sep 2020 3:00 PM
Qualifying 2 12 Sep 2020 3:15 PM
Qualifying 3 12 Sep 2020 3:30 PM
Race 13 Sep 2020 3:10 PM

Italian (Emilia-Romagna) Grand Prix Schedule January 1-1

Practice 1 31 Oct 2020 11:00 AM
Practice 3
Practice 2
Qualifying 1 31 Oct 2020 3:00 PM
Qualifying 2
Qualifying 3
Race 1 Nov 2020 3:10 PM