Binotto expects that a new lap record on Mugello will be set
By 26 July 2020 | 14:38
The lap record at Mugello will be broken when Formula 1 hits the circuit in September for the Tuscan Grand Prix. At least, that is what Mattia Binotto, the Ferrari team boss, predicts in a conversation with RaceFans.net.
The current lap record at Mugello is in the hands of Rubens Barichello, who managed a 1:18.704 in the 2004 Ferrari that year. Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc set similar times in late June during a track test. "And that was without pushing and with a full tank," says Binotto. "I am therefore very curious about the qualifying time. I'm pretty sure it's going to be a record.”
Mugello is mainly known as a MotoGP circuit. The Italian Grand Prix is held there every year. Almost all corners are fast, says Binotto. "So it will be very interesting to see the Formula 1 cars there. We are used to MotoGP, but I think the Formula 1 cars are at least twenty seconds faster than the MotoGP bikes on this track. It will be great."
The current MotoGP lap record at Mugello is held by World Champion Marc Marquez. During the race last year he clocked a 1:45.519 and was about 27 seconds slower than Barrichello in 2004. (photo: Ferrari F1 Media)
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