On the occasion of the Historic Minardi Day on Saturday, June 25, Formula 1 will roar again at the Circuit of Imola. A day dedicated to motors and to sport to retrace the 35-year history of the Minardi Team and of the Enzo and Dino Ferrari Circuit, to savour 340 Grand Prix of the stable founded by Gian Carlo Minardi, and much more.
We will see on track the single-seaters of the Minardi F1 Team that trod the world scene from its debut in 1985 during the Brazilian Grand Prix with Pierluigi Martini up to the Chinese Grand Prix in 2005 with Friesacher/Doornbos/Albers. We will go through the seasons of Alessandro Nannini, Michele Alboreto, Fernando Alonso, Giancarlo Fisichella, Jarno Trulli, Alessandro Zanardi, Mark Webber, Luca Badoer, and Gianni Morbidelli. Propelled by aspirated turbo V12 and V10 engines with more than 800 hp, the cars from Formula 2 and Formula 3, categories in which Gian Carlo Minardi succeded early in his path in Motorport, will be on track too. Moreover, during the day we will have some moments dedicated to the fans of Sport and Road GT.
On display, the single-seaters of the Minardi F1 Team and of the Stable of Toro Rosso including the STR03 with which Sebastian Vettel won his first Grand Prix in Monza in 2008, and some unique and historic pieces of Formula 1, in addition to some meetings with the drivers who contributed to writing important pages of the Minardi F1 Team path.
“This day is dedicated to all the enthusiasts and fans of the Minardi Team who still today continue to demonstrate their fondness to me. During the Targa Florio, I saw with my own eyes their warmth and they moved me. Honestly, I did not expect it. The Historic Minardi Day will be the occasion for living again 340 F1 GP and 35 years of the Minardi Team, along with the drivers who contributed in writing this history. A sport day to live all together. The more the merrier “, Gian Carlo Minardi explains.
An official portal has been inaugurated for the event, www.MinardiDay.it , where you can find the complete program and all the details about this day at the Circuit of Imola. You can also follow the updates via Facebook and Twitter social networks, using the hashtag #HistoricMinardiDay and #MinardiDay.