Mugello Historic Festival
Mugello, in beautiful Tuscany, hosted the second running of its eponymous Historic Festival at the weekend, with a heavy focus on cars from the Prancing Horse (no surprise there, since the Mugello circuit is owned by Ferrari).
A highlight of the weekend was the Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge, a championship run by Ferrari’s Corse Clienti division, open to historic Ferraris and Maseratis (plus some very special competition Alfa Romeos). The classes are split by year of production year and brake type (disc or drum). In total, some 46 cars spanning more than 40 years of sporting history took part in the Mugello round, ranging from a 1937 Maserati 6CM to a 1981 512 BB LM.
On both Saturday and Sunday, victory in the single-seater grid went to the 1956 Maserati 250 F of Peter Heuberger. The category for drum-braked cars was won by Irvine Laidlaw’s 1957 Maserati 250 S on Saturday, while Marc Devis, in his 1956 Maserati 250 SI, won on Sunday. Meanwhile, the victor of the disc-braked class on both days of the event was Irvine Laidlaw, in his 1972 Ferrari 312 PB.
Text - Classic Driver
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