Mugello (dpa) – Sebastian Vettel’s move from Ferrari to future racing team Aston Martin is dominating Formula 1 headlines. But Mugello also features the 1000th race in Scuderia’s history in the motorsport premier class.
This is not the only thing that will be discussed for the Grand Prix of Tuscany on Sunday (3.10 p.m. / RTL and Sky) in the paddock, which is quite empty due to the coronavirus crisis.
ROT I: Ferrari has come up with a lot for the anniversary race. Based on the Italians ‘first race cars, the paint job is darker, the drivers’ race suits are also colored differently red than normal and a big yellow 1000 is painted on the SF1000. For the first time during the pandemic, fans will also return to the stands on Friday. “I consider it an honor to participate in the 1000th World Championship round of Ferrari,” said Vettel.
ROT II: The market leader also takes a share in Ferrari’s special brand. Although world champion Lewis Hamilton and runner-up Valtteri Bottas don’t drive on the track in a red silver arrow, the safety car – a Mercedes for years – is red. “This is our contribution to remembering a racing history that has brought us some of the best moments in Formula 1. The ladies and gentlemen in Maranello can look back on a proud history on this anniversary and this weekend we pay their respects. respect, ”said Mercedes Motorsport director Toto Wolff.
STUNNING: After his first win at Monza last weekend, Pierre Gasly was showered with congratulations. “The response has been incredible. I’ve received thousands of messages. It felt like something big had happened in my life,” said the French Alpha Tauri driver. Even French President Emmanuel Macron tried to reach the 24-year-old. “The message he left me made me very proud,” said Gasly, who barely had time for himself: “It’s been pretty tough since I crossed the line on Sunday. But that only happens once in your life.”
COCKPIT-SEARCH: Sergio Perez has to look for a new employer after his resignation from Racing Point at the end of this year. “Everything is an option. But my main goal is to stay in Formula 1,” said the 30-year-old Mexican. Vettel will be in his cockpit at Aston Martin from 2021. Perez, who says he has no plan B yet, but nothing: “I’ll take my time” will hurry. He is considered a candidate for Haas or Alfa Romeo.
EXIT: Not only will Mick Schumacher continue to fight for the overall victory in the Formula 2 youth racing series in Mugello, the 21-year-old will again drive his father’s legendary Ferrari F2004 for show purposes, not far from Florence. “I can hardly wait for Sunday at Mugello!”, The Ferrari junior tweeted. With the Ferrari F2004, record world champion Michael Schumacher took his seventh and last world title 16 years ago.