Our preview for the BOSS GP Season Opening 2021 at Mugello Circuit on April 9, 10 and 11.
The BOSS GP Racing Series makes it possible: The upcoming weekend will mark the start of the new season for teams and drivers with their Formula 1, Formula 2, Formula 3000 and Auto GP bolides. At the season opening of Europe’s fastest racing series, one of the most beautiful racetracks in the world awaits the youngsters and gentlemen of BOSS GP. The 5.245-kilometre track in Mugello (built in 1974) is owned by Ferrari and traditionally hosts the World Motorcycle Championship. Last year, the circuit in Tuscany also hosted a Formula 1 race for the first time. The sequences of curves are usually smooth and fast, the topography hilly – all in all an absolute favourite track for many race drivers.
After a few years of abstinence, Mugello was added back into the Big Open Single Seater race calendar last year. The Cuvee Sensorium Grand Prix became the season finale in October 2020. The first race was dominated by the duel for the FORMULA championship title between Luca Martucci (ITA, MM International) and Marco Ghiotto (ITA, Scuderia Palladio). Although Martucci won his first BOSS GP race, second place was enough for Ghiotto to defend his title. In rainy conditions again, a lot of courage and skill was demanded of the drivers in race 2. Both were combined by Andreas Fiedler (GER, Fiedler Racing), who added a surprising overall victory to a rather disappointing season.
The fact that the BOSS GP Racing Series can start the season as originally planned is also thanks to the race organiser Gruppo Peroni, who is hosting the event at Mugello. The support line-up of BOSS GP includes the one-make trophies Lotus Cup Italia, the Mitjet Italia Racing Series as well as sports prototypes, historic race cars and Porsche regularity classes. Due to the pandemic situation, the paddock and grandstands are not open to fans. BOSS GP hopes to welcome spectators back in our paddock soon.
Timetable BOSS GP Season Opening Mugello:
Friday, 9 April 2021
10:35–11:05 Free Practice 1
14:10–14:40 Free Practice 2
Saturday, 10 April 2021
10:05–10:35 Qualification (8+20 minutes)
15:55–16:15 Race 1 (20 minutes)
Sunday, 11 April 2021
14:30–14:55 Race 2 (25 minutes)
The starting list BOSS GP Season Opening Mugello 2021:
|Armando Mangini (ITA)||MM International||Dallara GP2|
|Luca Martucci (ITA)||MM International||Dallara GP2|
|Simone Colombo (ITA)||MM International||Dallara GP2|
|Salvatore De Plano (ITA)||MM International||Lola Auto GP|
|Ingo Gerstl (AUT)||Top Speed||Toro Rosso STR1 F1|
|to be announced||Top Speed||Dallara GP2|
|Marco Ghiotto (ITA)||Scuderia Palladio||Dallara GP2|
|Walter Steding (GER)||Scuderia Palladio||Dallara GP2|
|Nicolas Matile (MCO)||Zig-Zag||Lola Auto GP|
|Marc Faggionato (MCO)||Zig-Zag||Dallara GP2|
|Giulio Tine (ITA)||Colacino||Lola T96 50|
|Walter Colacino (ITA)||Colacino||Lola T96 50|
|Ulf Ehninger (GER)||ESBA Racing||Benetton B197 F1|
|Andreas Fiedler (GER)||Fiedler Racing||Dallara GP2|
|Bruno Jarach (EST)||Esti Motorsport||Dallara GP2|
|Alexander Seibold (GER)||Alexander Seibold||Dallara GP2|
|Gianluca De Lorenzi (SMR)||GDL Racing||Lola Auto GP|