Is your passion Formula 1 and motorsport? Have you always dreamed of touching the racing cars and meeting your favourites? Do you want to pass a whole weekend under the sign of motors, music and spectacle?
The answer is the Historic Minardi Day, the event dedicated to motors and the team from Faenza scheduled for Saturday May 6th and Sunday May 7th at Imola’s Enzo and Dino Ferrari Circuit. We have found at least ten good reasons…
1) Fantastic racing cars once more thundering around the Imola
Formula 1 of the era of turbos, V10s and V12s have come back to thunder around the Imola circuit. More than 25 fantastic world championship racing cars for a forty year trip into the history of Formula 1, together with 30 historic F2 and F3 cars and GT racers await you at the pits and on the track beginning at 9.00am on Saturday until 6.30pm Sunday (price of the tickets is 12€ on TicketOne – free for children under 12). Engineers and drivers will be waiting for you at the paddock and the pits together with their racing cars.
2) “One on one” with drivers, engineers and show business personalities
Walking around the paddock of the circuit and entering the pits you will have the chance to meet team owner Gian Carlo Minardi together with drivers and engineers that wrote important pages of the history of the team from Faenza and motorsport such as Alessandro Nannini, Pierluigi Martini, Paolo Barilla, Luca Badoer, Tarso Marques, Jarno Trulli, Gaston Mazzacane, Gabriele Tarquini, Emanuele Pirro, Riccardo Patrese, Andrea Montermini and Giorgio Pantano. Simone Resta, Chief designer for Ferrari, will not be missing together with Gabriele Tredozi and show business personalities such as singer-driver Max Gazzè.
3) Motors and Music will come together at Imola in the Live Music Show with Max Gazzè.
Saturday evening will be under the sign of music with Max Gazzè, who has just completed a successful concert tour. In the confines of the paddock the singer will give us a show with his most important successes on the stage of the Live Music Show. Tickets are on sale on TicketOne together with two day tickets to experience the whole weekend under the sign of motors and music.
4)Formula 1 at arm’s reach for a unique trip in time with Formula 1
The trip will begin with Manuel Fangio’s 1957 Maserati 250 F and finish with the 2005 Minardi passing through Alessandro Nannini’s M186, the M189, the Lamborghini powered M192, the M198, Marc Gené and Gaston Mazzacane’s M01 and Fernando Alonso’s M01. Also present will be Scuderia Ferrari which this year celebrates the 70th anniversary of its foundation, the world championship winning Williams, Alesi and Berger’s Benetton, as well as Dallara, Fondmetal, Osella and Alfa Romeo and many other unique models. You will be able to see these fantastic cars in their basic components and leaving the pits before thundering around the Imola track.
5)Become a protagonist of the photographic competition and do a lap of the circuit
Beginning at 9.00am on Saturday 6th until noon Sunday 7th all the enthusiasts will be able to take part in the photographic competition. It will be enough to publish photos on your Instagram profile using the #MinardiDay hashtag. The winning photographer will have the privilege of doing a lap of the Imola track at the side of a professional driver.
6)Visit the exhibition “Imola Formula 1 1963-2006: History continues”
The exhibition set up inside the circuit’s “Checco Costa” Museum will be enriched with numerous racing cars built by Gian Carlo Minardi, for a trip amongst the most important and beautiful racing cars of the Formula 1 world championship that races around Imola.
7)Festival of Golf with many sporting and other personalities
As a prologue to the event on Friday May 5th there will be a Festival of Golf beginning at 2.00pm at Faenza’s “Le Cicogne” Golf Club with drivers, sporting personalities and VIPs who will play each other in front of all the enthusiasts who can enter the club free of charge.
8) Space for historical classic and vintage cars
There will be no lack of fantastic historical road cars within the circuit, such as the Alfa Romeo 33 of the 1970s and many other cars from the Milanese car maker which will also wind their way around the local medieval townships.
9) Challenge your friends on the simulators.
Do you conider yourself a real World Champion? Then you cannot back off from challenging your friends at the wheel of the GT Challenge and F1 simulators in the gaming area within the paddock.
10)The ease of reaching Imola.
Reaching Imola’s Enzo and Dino Ferrari circuit is not like scaling mount Everest! It is easy to reach by train (the station is 3.5km from the circuit) or by car (the IMOLA exit of the A14 autostrada/freeway)
A track that is part of Motorsport History, a weekend not to be missed and to live together with all ther family and friends.