Max Verstappen Expresses Desire for Mugello Circuit to Join F1 Calendar

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Three-Time F1 World Champion Advocates for Italian Circuit’s Inclusion

Three-time Formula 1 World Champion Max Verstappen has expressed his desire for the Mugello circuit to be added to the F1 calendar during a recent appearance on the official Red Bull Racing podcast Talking Bull. The Dutch driver praised the Italian circuit’s track layout, highlighting its many fast corners and the enjoyable experience of navigating them in an F1 car.

Mugello, located in Tuscany, Italy, is known for its approximately 5.2 km track featuring 15 fast-sweeping curves and a 1.1 km start/finish straight with natural elevation changes. Owned by Ferrari, the circuit hosted the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix, marking the Italian marque’s 1000th Formula 1 race.

While Verstappen fondly remembers Mugello, his 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix experience didn’t go as planned. Despite his unfortunate early exit from the race, he expressed admiration for the track layout. The Dutch driver’s wish, though unlikely, would see Mugello join Imola and Monza as a third Italian venue on the F1 calendar, as it did in the 2020 season.

The inclusion of Mugello in the F1 calendar would add another dynamic venue to the racing series, with its challenging layout and scenic location in Tuscany. Verstappen’s advocacy for the circuit reflects the ongoing discussions and considerations for potential additions to the Formula 1 calendar in the future.