26 years after Christian Fittipaldi and Gianni Morbidelli the steering wheel of the Minardi M191B, the protagonist of seven F1 grands prix in 1992 (before giving way to the M192) powered by the LE3512 Lamborghini engine designed by Mauro Forghieri, was passed onto Lamborghini Factory Driver Mirko Bortolotti who had the task of shaking down the seven months of restoration work carried out by the Polo Storico (historic programme) of the carmaker from Sant’Agata Bolognese.
Lamborghini’s official driver completed the twenty planned laps without encountering any problems.
“Seeing the technicians working on the original plans and become excited the first time the motor of the V12 Lamborghini engine was switched on was an unforgettable moment,” commented the driver from Trento, “These ‘old school’ cars are truly fantastic and unique. Congratulations to all the members of the Polo Storico Lamborghini for having made all this possible after a restoration that lasted seven months”
The M191B is now ready to go back to the racing and competing in the championships dedicated to historic F1 races.
This link will take you to the film made by the Lamborghini Racing Team