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Let’s come back to Imola for a moment, with our mind and eyes, to live again the most exciting moments of the Historic Minardi Day. Enjoy the new video. 


Historic Minardi Day | The movie

Let’s live again, through images, the emotions of the Historic Minardi Day on stage at the “Dino and Enzo Ferrari Circuit” of Imola. Thank you Gian Carlo Minardi for this wonderful present.

Three thousand fans warm up the paddock on the Historic Minardi Day

With the Historic Minardi Day, on stage at the “Dino and Enzo Ferrari Circuit”, Gian Carlo Minardi donated a 30 years long time-travel to more than three thousand fans, letting them feeling the tastes and the sounds of V8 and V12 used in the 80s, 90s and 2000.

Three thousand fans have crowded the paddock and pits of the Santerno’s circuit to embrace Formula 1 again, ten years after the last f1 Grand Prix to see more than 50 Formula 1 single-seaters, Grand Tourism, Formula 2, Formula 3, and F3000 cars closely. A collection of over 70 cars with the chance to meet the Team Principal Gian Carlo Minardi and the drivers who took part in the stable from Faenza.

From the Argentinian driver Miguel Angel Guerra, the first driver who has raced under the colors of the Minardi Team in Formula 2 up to the Italian Paolo Barilla, Giancarlo Fisichella, Giovanni Lavaggi, Pier Luigi Martini, Gianni Morbidelli, Alessandro Nannini, Jarno Trulli. The Brazilian Tarso Marques, the Spaniards Adrian Campos and Sala Luis Perez and the Portuguese Pedro Lamy, along with engineers Gabriele Tredozi and Aldo Costa willing to sign autographs and photos, and to go onto track with the Minardi cars brought by collectors.

A lot of emotions for almost five thousand aficionados in the central grandstand who watched the single-seaters from the Scuderia from Fanza hurtling along with cars from Ferrari, williams , Tecno, March-BMW Schitzer, Chevron-Toyota, and many others. A lot of emotions in the pits where fans had the chance to closely watch mechanics at works on the single seaters, the ignition of engines and the entrance into the pit-lane , but also the exhibition “From Minardi to Toro Rosso”. More than 30 cars lined up for a “walk” into the Motorsport world “made in Faenza” : from the first Formula 2 cars built by Gian Carlo Minardi up to the M185, the first Minardi F1 that debuted in 1985, April, 5th in Brazil, up to the Minardi PS05 and the STR 10.

Gian Carlo Minardi: “I am satisfied and touched. A day devoted to sport and to fans where I had the pleasure to see again many drivers who have wrote, with me, important pages of the Minardi Team history. The strong feedback of the audience with a great participation both in grandstand and in the paddock is the most beautiful side. I was glad to see the paddock animated by many young people. I got moved when, along with all the drivers, I greeted the people in the central grandstand. The Hystoric Minardi Day has been the occasion to retrace 30 years of passion, making a time travel, also with technic. It is surely an experience to repeat. I must thank everybody for their warm welcome”.

Pier Giovanni Ricci (General Manager of the Circuit):  “A wonderful day made up by emotions that appear strongly when we talk about Formula 1 in Imola. The duo Circuit-Minardi was the trump card of this event. They are both symbols of two close lands that were able to express these two peaks. A come back to a recent past in which Gian Carlo Minardi’s stable as got a prestigious place in F1 history with “his” drivers that were present at this great party. I want to thank the so many fans that did not miss this event and challenged such a scorching temperature: probably the passion was even more fiery”.

 

Historic Minardi Day | Seven good reasons to come to Imola

Are you bored of usual F1 entrenched in its super-armored and unattainable mega-motorhomes? Are you bored of a F1 not engaging and too silent? The answer is the Historic Minardi Day that is getting ready to crowd the “Enzo and Dino Ferrari Circuit” in Imola next Saturday June, 25th at 9.00, for a whole day devoted to all fans. More than 70 cars will animate a unique show, with a lot of action on track, and even more in the paddock with exhibitions, simulators, and much more. We have found 7 good reasons…

1) The sound of F1 golden years
Formula 1 coming from the era of the Turbo and of the V10 and V12 engines roars again in Imola. We will have 17 single-seaters from the World Championship that will go around in Imola. Along with the Tecno 1972, the Williams FW07 1980’s World Champion, Alain Prost’s Ferrari, Jean Alesi’s Ferari, and Ivan Capelli’s Ferrari. Ten single-seaters from the Minardi Team will do the honors, starting from the Minardi M186 Motori Moderni up to 2005’s Minardi, retracing this way more than 30 years in Formula 1.
The engines will turn on at 9.00 am with the first laps on track performed by Grand Touring cars, forerunners for the single-seaters from Formula 1, Formula 2, Formula 3, and formula 3000 for a show that will finish only at 18.30 pm.

2) Formula 1 cars “at your fingertips” for a unique time travel
From 9.00 am, the Paddock gates will be opened to all the fans and aficionados (entrance fee 10 euro, free for aged under 12), to closely see the cars of the Minardi Team and of the Toro Rosso Stable. Alongside the 31 single-seaters from Faenza (starting from the Minardi M185 that made its debut into F1 World Championship in the Brazilian Gran Prix with Piero Martini, up to Verstappen-Sainz jr.’s STR10). We will find exhibited the little FIAT 500 of 1972 with which Gian Carlo Minardi won the first Italian Championship as a Sport Director of the Scuderia del Passatore, the Minardi F2 of 1982, and the Ferrari F201, Constructors’ World Champion with Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello.

3) “Face to face” with the drivers
Walking in the paddock, we will encounter the team principal Gian Carlo Minardi and his “boys” that took part in the stable from Faenza in its 35 years history. From Argentinian Miguel Angel Guerra, the first driver who has raced under the colors of the Minardi Team in Formula 2 up to the Italian Paolo Barilla, Giancarlo Fisichella, Giovanni Lavaggi, Pier Luigi Martini, Gianni Morbidelli, Alessandro Nannini, Jarno Trulli. The Brazilian Tarso Marques, the Spaniard Adrian Campos and Sala Luis Perez. The Portuguese Pedro Lamy, and test-drivers that alternated on Gian Carlo Minardi’s cars, among the others Davide Rigon, Gabriele Lancieri, Matteo Bobbi, and Thomas Biagi.

4) Challenge your friends
Do you feel yourself as a real World Champion? You must challenge your friends at the wheel of GT Challenge and F1 simulators. The more capable driver will have the emotion to go on Imola’s track inside a real Lamborghini Huracan beside a professional driver.

5) Lots of music and Street-food
We all know Emilia Romagna is the land of motors but also of good cuisine. Thus, we have set an area devoted to Street-food where we will have the chance to taste different flavors, drinking a good beer. We will have also a lot of music, the dj-set in pure Red Bull style fun.

6) A space for technology
There will also be room for the new technologies “made in Emilia Romagna” and for motorbike fans thanks to the participation of “Energica Motor Company”. The company from Modena will exhibit its electrical motorbikes models Ego and Eva. The last, an electrical streetfighter that reaches 200 km/h, has just been presented publicly and will be at disposal for programmed test drive.

7) The comfort in getting to Imola
Reaching the “Enzo and Dino Ferrari Circuit” of Imola is not like to climb Mount Everest! It is very comfortable by train (the station is 3,5 km away from the entrance) and by car (A14 Exit Imola). A circuit that is part of the history of Motorsport, a day not to be missed.

You are ALL invited!

Historic Minardi Day | Imola, more than 70 cars, 50 F1 single-seaters, 22 "Minardi" drivers, and a must-see exhibition

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.

ENTERTAINMENT

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 (marcello.pollini@autodromoimola.it) 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.

 

Historic Minardi Day – The Scuderia Ferrari Clubs also present at Imola

The Scuderia Ferrari Clubs – that represent the FERRARI PASSION in the world – will take part in the HISTORIC MINARDI DAY scheduled for next June 25 at the Dino and Enzo Ferrari Circuit of Imola.

We are sure that this cooperation will enrich a day devoted to fans, collectors, and aficionados who wants to live again the emotions arising from F1 history, and to admire the vintage single-seaters roaring again on track with their scents and noises that by now are faraway.

Historic Minardi Day | Pierluigi Martini awaits you with his M189 at Imola

Among the greater protagonists of the Historic Minardi Day, scheduled for next June 25 at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari Circuit of Imola, there will surely be Pierluigi Martini. He will speed along 4909 track meters driving his M189 with which he conquered the first raw in the US, the score zone at Silverstone, in Estoril, in Adelaide, and the head during the Portuguese GP.“The M189 was like a tailored suit. Those cars were smaller than today’s F1 cars, and it seemed to be in direct contact with the asphalt”.

Thanks to his past, he is the symbol of the Minardi F1 Team. He inaugurated the M185, the first F1 single-seater signed by the stable from Faenza. He conquered the first world point in 1988 at the US GP and raced 104 out of 120 Grand Prix by the side of Gian Carlo Minardi. In his prize list, it also excels the win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1999. He continued the duo Minardi-Martini of the 70s when his uncle, Giancarlo, raced in Formula 2 with the Passatore and Everest Stable belonging to a very young Minardi.

“It will be a great party day in which all the keens and fans of the Minardi Team, and more, will have the chance to live again an important chapter of the Italian research in Motorsport. Gian Carlo Minardi, along with his Minardi Team, had the chance develop talented drivers, technicians, and engineers who distinguished themselves in F1 and offered us numerous excitements. Along with Gian Carlo I celebrated important goals like the debut in Brazil, the first world point in Detroit, the first raw in the US, the leading place during the GP in Estoril, and many points zones” , “Piero” Martini says. “Having the chance to recall everything in Imola, one of the most beautiful circuits, will be fabulous. We’ll have the chance to watch the cars on track, but also to look at them closely”.

The engines will turn on at 9.00 in the morning with the first laps on track made by the cars from Touring and Supercars, forerunners of the shows with F2, F3, and F1 cars. Already at 8:00 in the morning, the gates of the Paddock and of the garages will be open to show the single-seaters of the Minardi Team, of Toro Rosso Stable, and some unique and historical pieces. We will have the opportunity to look at the F3 Chevron-Toyota B38 with wich Elio De Angelis won the Monaco race and the Italian Championship in 1977, the March-Bmw Schnitzer 732 drived by Ernesto “Tino” Brambilla, the Formula 3000 with which Marini won in Imola, and many others.

Historic Minardi Day | Interview with Gian Carlo Minardi

June 25 will be an important day in the history of the Minardi Team. At the “Dino e Enzo Ferrari” Circuit of Imola will go on stage the Historic Minardi Day, a whole day dedicated to the history of the stable from Faenza founded by Gian Carlo Minardi which went onto the world scene for more than twenty years.  The cars from Formula 2 and Formula 3 will also be on the track, along with the single-seaters from Faenza. The show, anyway, won’t take place just along the almost 5 kms of the track. All the fans will have the chance to meet the drivers and  enter into the Paddock and garage area  where 21 car models of the Minardi Team will be exhibited (from the M185 to the PS05),  ten Toro Rosso cars and some unique and historical pieces like the F3 Chevron-Toyota B38 of Elio De AngelisThere will be DJ music and good cuisine.

Thus, we have reached Gian Carlo Minardi and asked him what to expect in the historical Minardi Day.

Historic Minardi Day | The show on track and out in the paddock with F1, music, and street food

The Historic Minardi Day, scheduled for Saturday June 25 at the Circuit of Imola, is only 30 days away. The Enzo and Dino Ferrari is going to embrace again Formula 1 and the single-seaters from Formula 2 and Formula 3 that contributed to write important pages of 35 years history of the Minardi Team, of the Circuit of Imola, and of Motorsport.

The engines will turn on starting from 9.00 in the morning with the first laps on track performed by the cars from Gran Tourism and Supercars categories that will act as forerunners before the shows with F2, F3, and F1.The highlight of the event will be at 12:30 when, thanks to the helpfulness of numerous collectors, all the spotlights will be turned to the single-seaters signed by Gian Carlo Minardi, which went onto the world scene from 1985’s Brazilian GP to the Chinese GP in 2005.

The show, anyway, won’t take place only along the almost 4909 meters of the track. From 8:00 in the morning, the gates to the Paddock will open for all the fans and keens who will have the chance to see the single-seaters from the Minardi F1 Team and from Toro Rosso, beyond some unique historical pieces from F1 closely. They will also have the chance to meet Gian Carlo Minardi and the drivers who contributed to write important pages of the Team from Faenza in its career within F1 Circus. We will also have the chance to test our skills through virtual challenges thanks to professional simulators, we’ll enjoy the music corner with the Red Bull Event-car, and the Street Food with a variety of specialities offered by numerous stands.

There is great anticipation and excitement for this day and this can only make me happy. The Historic Minardi Day was meant to be a sports day to live together with the whole family, an opportunity to embrace the F1 world, too often closed. We wanted to create an event completely dedicated to fans by opening the grandstands as well as the Paddock and box area. We’ll have the opportunity to meet the members from the “Minardi Fans Club of Lauria and San Francisco,” which have already signed up to the event, and I am particularly pleased by the presence of Miguel Angel Guerra, the first driver who raced under the colors of the Minardi team in Formula 2“, Gian Carlo Minardi explains.

The show will go on along the track and in the Paddock area untill 18:30 before the greetings in front of the principal grandstand.

An official portal has been inaugurated, www.MinardiDay.it, where you can find the complete program and 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, and www.Minardi.it.

The ticket price is 10 € (free for children under 12 years), you can purchase them directly at the Circuit or on the Vivaticket portal (click here).

Save the date – 25.06.2016, the Historic Minardi Day gets to Imola

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.

The ticket price is 10 € (free for children under 12 years), you can purchase them directly at the Circuit or on the Vivaticket portal (click here).