More than thirty champions and protagonists of motorsport will be arriving at the Autodromo Internazionale di Imola on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August for the seventh edition of Historic Minardi Day (tickets can be purchased on TicketOne).
An opportunity to meet people who have written important pages of world motorsport and who have always been linked to the Minardi world, not failing to make their presence at Historic Minardi Day: Engineers Aldo Costa, Gabriele Tredozi and Laurent Mekies, Alessandro Nannini, Alister Yoong (son of Alex Yoong and today a protagonist of the Italian GT Championship), Angelo Ancherani, Arturio Merzario, Benito Battilani, Beppe Gabbiani, Bruno Giacomelli, Carlo Facetti, Emanuele Pirro, Fabio Babini, Francesco Bergami, Gabriele Lancieri, Gianni Giudici, Gianni Morbidelli, Giorgio Francia, Giovanna Amati, Giovanni Lavaggi, Luca Badoer, Marco Apicella, Massimo Ciccozzi, Miguel Angel Guerra, Niccolò Piancastelli, Paolo Delle Piane, Riccardo Patrese, Roberto Farneti, Roberto Ravaglia, Sergio Campana, Siegfried Stohr (Saturday 26 from 5: 45 at Conference Room is scheduled the theatrical performance “Mechanics, what people” by Siegfried Stohr with the company “Serra Teatro”), Thierry Boutsen and Thomas Biagi.
Among the protagonists were also Mrs. Brenda Vernon, secretary of Enzo Ferrari, the well-known cartoonist and cartoonist “Matitaccia” Giorgio Serra, Davide Cassani current President Apt Servizi and former National Cycling Technical Commissioner.
In 2017, Emanuele Pirro had taken the wheel, for the first time, of the Minardi M189 with Gian Carlo Minardi busy in turn driving the M192-Lamborghini. In the 2018 edition, the then technical director of Mercedes AMG F1, Aldo Costa, had brought the Mercedes W04 to the track. In 2020 Riccardo Patrese had warmed the hearts of the many fans in attendance by returning behind the wheel of “his” 1991 Williams FW14. Also in this seventh edition, Engineer Gabriele Tredozi will be at the wheel of the Minardi PS04B, Engineer Aldo Costa will take to the track along the 4,909 meters of Imola, Pierluigi Martini will be at the wheel of the Minardi M189 and Miguel Angel Guerra at the wheel of the March 761 ex-Vittorio Brambilla alternating with Roberto Farneti.
There will also be no shortage of possible champions of the future: Brando Badoer starring in the Italian F4 Championship with the Van Amersfoort Racing team, Lorenzo Patrese already starring in the GT World Challenge Europe with the Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO II, Mattia Bucci, Thomas Baldassarri and Giacomo Pedrini engaged in test sessions with Formula 4 while waiting to reach the age to participate in single-seater and covered-wheel championships.
Historic Minardi Day is a great opportunity to experience more than 50 years of international motorsport as a protagonist (packed into two days) thanks to an incredible collection of more than 400 historic cars including more than 20 Formula 1: Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Minardi, Williams, Jaguar, Lotus, Fondmetal, Tyrrell, March, Euro Brun, Monteverdi, Merzario, Wolf, Shadow, Arrows, Surtees; cars from GP2, Formula 2, Formula 3, F3000, Formula Junior, Historic GTs, Prototypes together with also and unique examples such as the Maserati 320S and Ferrari 308 IMSA GT/O, to the cars of Scuderia Tazio Nuvolari, Scuderia del Portello Alfa Romeo, Italian Alfa Romeo Register, the Terre di Romagna Rally within the Aci Storico Festival, to the elegance and technology of Pagani supercars and hypercars, Dallara, Lamborghini, Alpine, and Pambuffetti, and to the “100 Years of the Savio Circuit” exhibition set up inside the Motor Valley Show-Room at the Checco Costa Museum with unique models such as 1922 Itala 51 Sport, 1924 Lancia Lambda Sport Torpedo, 1927 Bugatti T37, 1924 Alfa Romeo RL Targa Florio, Tyrrel P34 6-wheeler, Ferrari 126 C4, Toro Rosso STR05 and Alpha Tauri livery 2022.