A Historic Minardi Day internationally colored is getting ready to crowd the “Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari” of Imola on Saturday, June 25. Cars and drivers coming from Europe and South America will gather for a sport day devoted to fans, collectors, and to the stable from Faenza founded by Gian Carlo Minardi.
Ten years after the last F1 Grand Prix, the Santerno’s track is getting ready to host F1 again. On track and in the Paddock, there will be more than 70 cars and 50 different kind of single-seaters that wrote the most important pages of F1 World Championship. Along with cars coming from Formula 2, Formula 3, F.Italia, F300 and GT. There will be the possibility to meet the drivers of the Minardi Team and Gian Carlo Minardi.
FORMULA 1 ROARS AGAIN ON TRACK
Starting from 9 am, we will turn the engines on. The first laps on track will be carry out by the cars coming from GT, Ferrari, Aston Martin and Porsche, to lead the way for the show with 17 Formula 1 cars. Fans will have the opportunity to watch in action 10 single-seaters of the Minardi F1 Team, starting with the Minardi M186 Motori Moderni up to the Minardi PS04/B. The William WF07, World Champion in 1980, and the Ferrari cars with which Giancarlo Martini, Alain Prost, Jean Alesi and Ivan Capelli defended the color of the Prancing Horse and the Tecno in 1972.
Alongside the Dallara F3 cars, Renault F2000, and Ralt F3000, there will also be on track the Minardi M283B, pushed by BMW engine with which Gian Carlo Minardi faced the Championship of F2 in 1983, the March-BMW Schnitzer 732 and the Chevron-Toyota B38 with which Elio De Angelis won the race in Monaco and the Italian Championship in 1977.
So, there will be numerous single-seaters and Grand tourism cars that will animate the show on track up to 18.30 pm, before the greetings in front of the main grandstand. For the occasion, the access to the grandstands is free.
EXHIBITION: FROM MINARDI TO TORO ROSSO – the history of F1 in 30 years of passion
From 9,00 am, the gates into the Paddock area of the circuit of Imola will be open for all the fans and aficionados (entry fee 10€, free for aged under 12) to see the cars of the Minardi F1 Team and the cars of the Scuderia Toro Rosso closely, retracing more than 30 years of Motorsport. Alongside the 31 single-seaters from Faenza, you will also find 1982’s Minardi F2 and 1972’s FIAT 500, with which Gian Carlo Minardi won the first Italian Championship as a Sports Director of the Scuderia del Passatore, and the Ferrari F2001, F1 World Constructors’ Champion with Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello.
We will have many occasions to greet and speak with Gian Carlo Minardi, and with the drivers that have been part of the stable from Faenza in its 35 years of history. The Argentinian Miguel Angel Guerra, first driver to race under the colors of the Minardi Team in Formula 2, up to Paolo Barilla, Giancarlo fisichella, Giovanni Lavaggi, Pier Luigi Martini, Gianni Morbidelli, Alessandro Nannini, and Jarno Trulli. There will be the Brazilian Tarso Marques, the Spaniards Adrian Campos and Sala Luis Perez, the Portuguese Pedro Lamy and the tests-drivers who alternated on Gian Carlo Minardi’s cars, among the others, Davide Rigon, Gabriele Lancieri, Matteo Bobbi, and Thomas Biagi.
Within the Paddock, an area of pure entertainment will be set up in Red Bull style with music and dj-set, we will have the chance to test ourselves in pit-stop simulations and to challenge our friends using GT and F1 Challenge Simulators. The most skilled driver will have the emotion to go on the track of Imola inside a real Lamborghini beside a professional driver. There will also be a tasting corner with a vast food offer thanks to Street Food’s numerous stands.
There will also be room for new technologies “made in Emilia Romagna” and for the motorcycle enthusiasts thanks to “Energetica Motor Company” participation. The company from Modena, that chose Gian Carlo Minardi as an independent counselor, will exhibit its newest electrical motorcycles models.
For the occasion, an official portal has been inaugurated, www.MinardiDay.it, where you can find the whole program and details about this day at the Race Track of Imola. You can also follow the updates via Facebook and Twitter social networks, using the hashtag #HistoricMinardiDay and #MinardiDay, and www.Minardi.it.
We take the opportunity to remind you that the documents concerning the request of PRESS REGISTRATION for Saturday June 25 should be sent by e-mail to Marcello Pollini (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 20. All information is available on the website of the Autodromo of Imola at http://www.autodromoimola.it/accredito-stampa/historic-minardi-day/ and on the event page.