Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August the Passion on the Track will come back to Imola’s Enzo and Dino Ferrari International Circuit on the occasion of the 7th edition of the Historic Minardi Day.
The event conceived by the Minardi family, in collaboration with Formula Imola, is ready to rekindle the passion of the thousands of fans (in 2022 there were more than 13,000) who, thanks to the single ticket that can be bought on TicketOne (https://www.ticketone.it/artist/historic-minardi-day/) will be able to access the most exclusive areas of the facility, experiencing the event as protagonists.
In the many sessions (fifteen rounds on each day) fantastic cars of Formula 1, F2, F3, F3000, GP2, Historical GTs and Prototypes which have written major pages of world Motorsport will alternate on the track, for an incredible journey spanning more than fifty years. It will start with the 1961 F1 De Tomaso Alfa Romeo Conrero – an essential part of the Museo Dinamico Alfa Romeo storiche (Dynamic Museum of historical competition Alfa Romeos) of the Scuderia del Portello with Marco Cajani at the wheel – up to the early 200s with the Jaguar R2-07 – 5th in the Italian GP with De La Rosa – and the Lotus T125 (a derivation of the Formula 1 Lotus T125) equipped with the 3.9 litre 90° Cosworth GPV8 capable of producing 640hp, passing through the Arrows A3, Shadows DN3A, 1979 Wolf WR7 formerly driven by Keke Rosberg, the 1974 Lotus 72 E/5 and 1982 Lotus Type 91 (Elio De Angelis and Nigel Mansell) distinguished by the iconic red and gold “John Player Special” livery, the Merzario A3 of the Scuderia Tazio Nuvolari, Vittorio Brambilla’s March 761 brought to the track by Roberto Farneti, the 1971 Surtees TS8 chassis #006 Formula 5000, the Monteverdi F1, Ferrari 642 and 643, to mention only a few.
There will be no shortage of Formula 3 cars, including Jan Ashley’s Lola T.570/Novamotor taken onto the track by Paolo Beggio, the Ralt/Rt3 which won the 1984 Italian Championship with Alessandro Santin, the Ralt/Rt34 which took 2nd place in Monaco in 1988 with Ellen Mohr and David Kennedy’s former March 773/Toyota Novamotor and Formula 2 with the BMW/M12 powered March 772 driven by Bruno Giacomelli in 1972; the 1974 Surtees Formula 2 TS15, Brabham BT30 the 1960 Stanguellini Formula Junior chassis number #00186 (1199cc engine), a true showpiece of car racing linked to the period of handmade cars; the iconic Martini Racing livery, including the elegant 1992 Lucchini SP 92 Evoluzione, Reynard 89D–90D and Lola B02/50 Zytech, McLaren M1C CanAm; classic cars such as the 1959 Lotus Elite MK14 and 1966 Lotus Europa, the 1961 E-Type Jaguar and the Alfa Romeos of RIAR and the LMP3 Ligier JS P3.
On the track there will also be extraordinary Pagani, Dallara, Lamborghini, Alpine and PJ01 supercars and hypercars. Designed and created by Juri Pambuffetti, the hypercar from Umbria is inspired by Formula 1 and on the occasion of the fifth edition of the HMD it ran the first kilometres on the track in a preview to the world, with a 5.2litre 800 HP petrol engine with a total weight of 1,100 kilogrammes (1.3 kg/HP), 800 Nm of maximum torque with a six speed gear box and paddle on the steering wheel, 0-100km/h in 3 seconds and more than 320km/h at maximum speed. A steel and carbon fibre chassis and extraordinary downforce of more than 500Kg at 280km/h. These are only some of the cars which will be featured at the 2023 Historic Minardi Day.
The intense programme of the seventh edition of the Historic Minardi Day is also enriched by the ACI Storico (historic car) Festival which celebrates the “100 years of the Savio circuit”, in addition to intense entertainment with the “Meccanici che gente” (Mechanics what people) stage show scheduled for 5.45pm on the Saturday at the conference room accessible from the Paddock – Stair E, the possibility for people to put themselves to the test with professional simulators, the LEGO® exhibition and memorabilia. During the duration of the event the conference room will also be the setting for many not to be missed presentations of books and conferences. The Motor Valley showroom at Imola’s Enzo and Dino Ferrari International Circuit’s Checco Costa Museum will host the “100 Anni di Passione automobilistica in Romagna” (100 years of automotive passion in the Romagna) exhibition.
Gian Carlo Minardi – President Formula Imola: “The Historic Minardi Day crosses the finishing line of the seventh edition and interest is in constant growth. We are now less than a month away and the whole team is working at its best give the fans who will come to the circuit two days of fun and passion in the name of Motorsport.
All the information is available on the ww.minardiday.it website, on the circuit’s website and on the Imola70 app. Tickets can be bought on www.ticketone.it and at the authorized TicketOne points of sale.