Mugello Tag

By FIA After topping the order in the opening practice session for this weekend’s first F1 Tuscan Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas continued to set the pace at Mugello in the afternoon, beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton by over two tenths of a second in a session that was twice interrupted by red flags. Bottas led the way in the opening phase of the session, run largely on medium tires and the Finn took P1 on the yellow banded tires with a time of 1:18.019. The field then began to move toRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas set the pace of the opening practice session for the FIA Formula 1 Tuscan Grand Prix as drivers got their first taste of the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello. Bottas, using soft tires, finished just under five hundredths of a second ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc finishing a surprise third at the start of a weekend of celebrations to mark the Scuderia’s 1000th Formula 1 Grand Prix. Bottas’ time of 1:17.879s also established a new track record at the circuit near Florence.Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief In a report from, Monza officials have restated their belief that the Italian circuit will strike a new deal with Formula One Management as they strive to remain on the calendar beyond the 2016 season.  Negotiations have been going on for several months, with reports surfacing out of the Italian media that a deal had not been reached and that Formula 1 would likely move to Imola or Mugello in 2017. Monza dismissed the surfacing reports and insists that they are focused on finalizing aRead More