ITA - ITALY
MUGELLO (196X)
Not to be confused with Mugello - Mugello, Circuito Stradale - San Piero a Sieve (1967) - San Piero a Sieve, Circuito della Fortezza
Description First proposals for a permanent road circuit that should have replaced the road circuit still in use. These proposals were abandonded due to problems with the purchase of land and only after a few years it was possible to build the circuit in another location.
Location Scarperia
FI - Firenze - Toscana
Location Approx. 3 km - 1.8 mi South of current Mugello circuit, on the border between Scarperia and San Piero a Sieve
Latitude - Longitude (approx) + 43°58'00"     + 11°21'00"     (approx)
43.966667     11.35     (approx)
UTM Coordinates (approx) X = 688516.599  -  Y = 4870855.349  -  Zone 32T     (approx)
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Altitude AMSL (approx) 200 m - 656 ft    (approx)
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer Bonan
Mario Bonan
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian Autosprint 10/1966 (page 44)Description and map
(2) Italian Autosprint 49/1967 (page 29)Article about italian circuits in general and map of Mugello circuit
(3) Italian Autosprint 1/1968 (page 21)Plan of the new circuit
(4) Italian Autosprint 10/1968 (page 3)Some hope for the circuit

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Scarperia

Original proposal
Description First draft of the circuit proposed on February 1966 by Automobil Club Firenze. The ground, already found, is very undulating, with two depressions and a central hill and it should be the same area where later was built the circuit opened in 1974 and still in use today, but as you can see, track layout was completely different. Architect Mario Bonan did a plastic model of this area and he was able to draw a circuit considered spectacular and challenging. There were 11 corners, one of them with a 18° banking and two with a minor banking; its radius was between 90 and 215 m (between 295 and 705 ft). It should have had 15 boxes, total length 60 m - 197 ft, on the right side of the track and in front of the main grandstand. From the latter, it should have been possible to see at least 70% of the track. These informations make me think that tribune was on the external side of the track, pits on the internal, so direction could have been clockwise. Total cost was foreseen between 400 and 500 million Lire of that time (between 206.500 e 258.000 Euro of that time), to be paid by ACI (Italian Automobil Club), local Automobil Clubs, Commune of Scarperia, Province of Florence, Provincial Tourtso Authority of Florence and maybe some petrol and oil factories. At mid December 1967 another layout was proposed, completely different from this one (see)
Years 1966
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page October 20th 2020
Info last update November 1967
Designer Bonan
Mario Bonan
Distinctive points  
length 5100  m 16732  ft 3.169  mi   (2)
length 2700  m 8858  ft 1.678  mi Sum of all straights (2)
length 2400  m 7874  ft 1.491  mi Sum of all corners (2)
Width 9.5  m 31  ft      (2)
Max. banking (bends) 18  ° 32.5  %        (2)
Bend minimum radius 90  m 295  ft      (2)
Max minimum radius 215  m 705  ft 0.134  mi   (2)

Autodromo Toscano
Description First proposed permanent circuit in Mugello, completely different from the well known track, opened only in 1974. In Mid December 1967 a convention tool place at Palazzo Pretorio, Scarperia, in order to present officially the proposal for Autodromo Toscano, that should replace the old famous Mugello street circuit. Proposed circuit should have been undulating (see elevation profile) and 3 different layouts, suitable for any kind of races, both cars and motorbikes. Moreover, it should have had a link to the old Mugello circuit (not shown on my map).
Years 1967
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page October 20th 2020
Info last update December 1967
Designer Bonan
Mario Bonan
Distinctive points  
length 2880  m 9449  ft 1.79  mi Short circuit (3)
length 6875  m 22556  ft 4.272  mi Full circuit (3)
length 4600  m 15092  ft 2.858  mi Medium Circuit (3)
Difference in level (approx) 65  m 213  ft      (3)
Straight length 1020  m 3346  ft 0.634  mi Longest straight (3)
Straight length 105  m 344  ft    Shortest straight (3)
Max. gradient 8  % 4.6  °        (3)

Mugello: original proposal, February 1966

Mugello: original proposal, February 1966


Mugello, proposal December 1967: full course

Mugello, proposal December 1967: full course

Mugello, proposal December 1967: full course

Mugello, proposal December 1967: full course

Mugello, proposal December 1967: full course



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
October 21st 2020     Guido de Carli   Matteo Bonan Update Description
February 21st 2009 Scarperia 1966 Guido de Carli     Update Description
May 12th 2006 Autodromo Toscano 1967 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
May 12th 2006 Scarperia 1966 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
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