Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen, known for his preference for historic circuits, has expressed his desire for the sport to return to the classic Mugello circuit in Italy, which is owned by Ferrari and was last used for a Grand Prix in 2020.
‣ Max Verstappen, a Red Bull Racing driver, prefers old, historic circuits in Formula 1 and is not a fan of changes like sprint races.
‣ Verstappen’s favourite tracks include Spa-Francorchamps, Zandvoort and Suzuka.
‣ Despite Formula 1 increasingly visiting new circuits, Verstappen prefers real race tracks.
‣ Verstappen expressed a desire for Formula 1 to return to the historic Mugello circuit, which is owned by Ferrari and located near Florence in Italy.
Max Verstappen, the Red Bull Racing driver, is a bit of a romantic. Well, at least when it comes to Formula 1. He’s not too keen on all the changes happening in the sport, like sprint races.
The Dutchman has a soft spot for old, historic circuits. He’s got a few favorites, including Spa-Francorchamps, Zandvoort, and Suzuka.
Formula 1 is exploring new circuits these days. They’re heading to places like the Middle East and even planning a city race in Las Vegas. But Verstappen? He’d rather stick to the real race tracks.
During a Q&A session with fans on TikTok, someone asked him a question. Which historic circuit would he like to see Formula 1 return to?
Verstappen’s answer? Mugello.
Mugello is a classic track, according to Verstappen. He thinks it’s a great track in general. Formula 1 visited this circuit once for a Grand Prix. It’s located near Florence in Italy.
That visit was during the 2020 season, a time overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic. The Tuscan Grand Prix was held at this circuit. Lewis Hamilton took the win that day. Alex Albon, another Red Bull driver, finished third.
Verstappen, though, didn’t have such a great race. He collided with Kimi Raikkonen, Pierre Gasly, and Romain Grosjean. He dropped out on the third lap.
Mugello isn’t just a one-time thing for Formula 1. It hosts MotoGP every year. Plus, it’s owned by Ferrari, who use it for testing regularly.