2015 edition ends in Brescia
GT & Sport Cars
Relive all the thrills of the 2015 edition
Maranello, 18 May – The final stage of the Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia ended in Brescia yesterday. The Prancing Horse cars left Parma in the early morning and headed for Busseto, the birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi. They then drove on to Cortemaggiore, the home of the famous Trofeo Supercortemaggiore, in which Ferrari was one of the protagonists in the 1950s.
However, the sporting high point of the entire Tribute came when the cars did a lap of the Autodromo di Monza, the long-time home of the Italian Grand Prix and one of the world’s greatest circuits along with Silverstone, Le Mans, Monaco, Indianapolis and Spa-Francorchamps. They also drove past the legendary Parabolica, the raised oval that played host to the Formula 1 grands prix until 1961.
Having left the circuit nestling in its ancient park and woodland, the Ferraris then powered on to the gem-like city of Bergamo before driving to Chiari and, finally, the finish at Brescia.
Ferrari Tribute To Mille Miglia: day 4
The red caravan en route to Brescia
Parma, 17 May – The fleet of Prancing Horse cars involved in the Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia roared off at daybreak this morning bound for Brescia and the conclusion of the regularity trial. However, before they reach the Lombardy city they will be passing through some areas, towns and cities that will live long in the memory of all the participants.
Soon after leaving Parma, the cars called to Busseto to pay homage to one of the town’s most illustrious sons, composer Giuseppe Verdi. Thy are now en route to Piacenza but also pass through Cortemaggiore, where Ferrari won many victories in the famous Supercortemaggiore.
Ultimately, however, the Ferraris past and present are also expected at Monza where they will complete a symbolic lap of the circuit that most powerfully epitomises Italian motorsport: the old high-speed oval combined with the present-day track of just under six kilometres are one of the parts of the Tribute to Mille Miglia most eagerly awaited by all the participants.
Yesterday’s Ferrari Tribute stage ended in Parma having started in Rome. The Vallelunga Circuit, Radicofani, Pienza and Montalcino are just a few of the locations it took in. The Ferrari fleet also drove into Tuscany where it visited Siena, San Giminiano, Pontedera, Pisa and Lucca, before scaling the Apennine roads to Emilia. En route to Parma, they also did a quick call “home”, parading through Maranello before arriving in the Ducal city.
From Rome to Parma via Maranello
Rome, 16 May – Today brought a dawn start for the Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia with the cars leaving Rome where they arrived yesterday at the end of a 485-kilometre stage.
The Prancing Horse fleet finally drove into the capital city in the evening having come all the way from Riccione. In the course of the day, they followed a spectacular route across the Apennines that took in Senigallia and Macerata, and then stopped off at Ascoli Piceno, before going on to Teramo, Rieti and, lastly, Rome and the timeless beauty of the Castel Sant’Angelo.
Today is the longest stage in the Tribute: a 603-kilometre dash through three regions: Lazio, Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. The route spans a host of marvellous locations not least Viterbo, Radicofani, Buonconvento, Siena, Pisa and Lucca. The cars will even parade through Maranello, Ferrari’s hometown, before going on to the finish-line in Parma.
The final Parma-Brescia stage comes tomorrow with another stop-off at that legendary temple of speed, the Monza Circuit.
Today’s stage takes fleet from Romagnola Riviera to the Capital
Riccione, 15 May – The arrival of the long line of Ferraris into Riccione yesterday evening marked the end of the first stage of the 2015 Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia. The parade of 60 Prancing Horse crews and their cars was welcomed to the town by a huge fireworks display that turned the sky over the Romagnola Riviera a very fitting red.
The Ferrari event, which retraces the route of the historic endurance race, began officially at Desenzano on Lake Garda yesterday morning, and took in a string of charming towns and marvellously historic cities en route to the finish-line at Riccione, including Sirmione, Verona, Ferrara, Ravenna and San Marino. All of the latter locations, of course, were united by the passion of the many delighted enthusiasts cheering on the Ferraris past and present as they passed by, including fine examples of the 365 GTB, the Enzo, the California T and LaFerrari.
Today’s stage sees the fleet drive from Romagna to the Marche with a stop-off at Ascoli Piceno before it moves on to the Eternal City for the now-traditional parade at Castel Sant’Angelo.
Sixty classic and modern cars to compete over four days
Desenzano del Garda, 14 May – The peace and tranquillity of Lake Garda was shattered this morning by the exhilarating rumble and whine of sports car engines as the 2015 edition of the Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia officially got underway from the town of Desenzano.
This year’s Tribute to what Enzo Ferrari himself liked to describe as “the most beautiful race in the world” features 60 crews in a range of Ferraris spanning the spectrum from the very latest models to those built in the second half of the 1950s. All will be tackling the traditional 1,600-kilometre to Rome and back, which takes in some of Italy’s most scenic roads, before crossing the finish-line in Brescia on Sunday morning next.
To reflect the spirit of the historic car race, all of the Ferraristi entered in the event will compete in a regularity trial. The latter’s final standings are split into different categories for cars of different types and ages.
Today’s stage concludes at Riccione where the cars are scheduled to arrive this evening.
The www.Ferrari.com site and Ferrari social networks will also be tracking the progress of the Tribute with exclusive daily updates, images and videos. A truly unmissable event for Prancing Horse’s enthusiasts of all kinds.