From the F1 Surtees's Cooper T51 to Formula E | Between the Present and the Future the 2018 HMD narrates half a century of racing competitions

Without the Past there is no Present and Future” These are the first words that Gian Carlo Minardi pronounced when speaking of the Historic Minardi Day to be held on May 5th and 6th at Imola’s Enzo and Dino Ferrari Circuit which this year celebrates its third edition.
Never before have we covered such a wide span of time beginning with the 1960s up to the present day with the World Champion Mercedes W07 Hybrid and Formula E which will be on show at Brisighella at the Bandini Trophy” continued Gian Carlo Minardi.
During the weekend more than a hundred vehicles are expected which tell nearly half a century of sporting competitions. It begins with the 1963 Cooper T51,  the first F1 car bought by world champion John Surtees to start his career in the world Championship, and then the Ferrari B2 of a decade later, the ’72 Martini Racing Tecno, the Surtees F5000, the 1976 6 wheeled Tyrell P34 and Theodore TR1, continuing on to the March 761, the Minardi M185 which debuted in the Brazil Grand Prix at the Jacarepaguà Circuit with Pierluigi Martini tgether with its “sisters” M186, M189, M193, PS04B and the Alfa Romeo powered Benetton, Fondmetal, Dallara, Osella, Fittipaldi F8 driven in 1980by Emerson Fittipaldi and Keke Rosberg, Damon Hill’s 198 Jordan, the Arrows A11 designed by Ross Brawn, A20 and A21, the latter driven by Jos Verstappen in the 2001 world championship, the Ferrari F92A and world champion F2002 with Michael Schumacher, the STR03 Toro Rosso with which Sebastian Vettel had his first F1 win at the Monza track and the STR13 and the Mercedes W04 that won three grands prix in 29013 will be taken on the track by Aldo Costa. Together with the Formula 1 cars, there will be room reserved for cars from F2, F3, F3000 and Formulas Abarth and Italia which trained champions. In addition, there will be GT cars and Prototypes from the main constructors such as Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, BMW, Caterham, Lamborghini, Lavaggi, Lotus, Lucchini and Jaguar

The historic cars of the 1st Savio Circuit Trophy will wind their way around the roads of the wonderful medieval hamlets, before returning to the Circuit next to the Santerno River with a gara di regolarità turistica that will begin on Saturday May 5th in conjunction with the Historic Minardi Day.

From this year the Minardi Day and the Bandini Trophy will combine their synergies. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes – AMG Petronas Motorsport’s driver will receive the coveted prize which this year reached its 25th edition. The Finn driver, who will also be present on the Saturday afternoon at the Circuit for a round of signing autographs, will drive to Brisighella’s Spada Amphitheatre at wheel of the world champion Mercedes WO7 from Faenza’s Piazza del Popolo to receive the trophy at 6.00pm. Amongst those awarded that evening will be ACI President and FIA Vice President Angelo Sticchi Damiani, Aldo Costa the F1 world champion’s designer, Roccardo Mosconi, Lewis Hamilton’s track engineer and Dilbagh Gill, team owner and CEO of Team Mahindra, the protagonist of the Formula E championship which this year will be in Rome for the first time. At the wheel of the M4ELECTRO will be Nick Heidfeld who will put on an electrifying show amongst the streets of Brisighella, exploiting the 200 KW of power which is able to reach 100 km/hour in less than 3 seconds.

“We await you all at the Imola pits to experience together half a century of Motorsport” concluded Gian Carlo Minardi.

It is possible to purchase tickets for single days or for the whole weekend through TicketOne, or directly at the Circuit. The tickets give access to the paddock and the pits of the Enzo and Dino Ferrari International Circuit and all the events in the programme, as well as to be able to take laps of the track aboard a Supercar driven by professional drivers.
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