Full house at the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup - Mugello (ITA)

One week after the season opener at the Salzburgring, the Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup comes to Mugello for its second round (July 17-19). Due to the English week, most of the teams have immediately started their journey from Austria to Italy. At the ACI Racing Weekend, the Drexler Formula Cup will race together with the Italian TOPJET F.2000 Italy Trophy. For the Italian circuit series the weekend also counts as a season opener in the corona time, which left its traces especially in Italy. The interest of the teams is accordingly large. "We expect a very large field of participants. So far 37 vehicles have registered," says coordinator Franz Wöss. The racing programme is peppered with some top-class Italian circuit series. With the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia, the Mini Challenge, the C.I.Gran Turismo Endurance and the TCR Italy Touring Car Championship, the organiser has a varied programme to offer. A total of 13 decisions are up for grabs on the 5.245 kilometre motorcycle circuit, which hosts MotoGP every year and will welcome Formula 1 for the first time in September 2020. Mugello has been known as Ferrari's Formula 1 test track for years.

Among the drivers in the Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup, the circuit is regarded as very demanding and has special challenges to offer due to its characteristics. After the race weekend at the Motorsport Festival, Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing) has taken the lead in the standings with his one-two victory. His compatriots Thomas Aregger (Franz Wöss Racing) and Thomas Amweg (Jo Zeller Racing) can also be expected in Mugello. Both want to make things as difficult as possible for the defending champion this year. Formula 3 is strongly represented in the driver field with 23 cars. Last year, Sandro Zeller was able to convince on the circuit not far from Florence. Both sprint races will show to what extent he can handle the favourites' position. The Drexler Formula 3 Trophy classification is currently led by Thomas Amweg. Behind him are Urs Rüttimann (Jo Zeller Racing) and Prof.-Dr.-Ralph Pütz (Belicon Motorsport). Sebastian Freymuth (AS Motorsport) wants to win in Formula 4 as he did in Austria. Norbert Groer (Team Hoffmann Racing), who leads the table in Formula Renault, has the same intention.

On Friday (17 July) free practice is scheduled for the Drexler Automotive Formula Cup at 9.00 and 12.45 hours before qualifying starts at 17.35 hours. The 1st race takes place on Saturday (18.07.) at 14.10 o'clock. On Sunday (19.07.) the 2nd race will take place at 9.00 am.

(Press Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup)

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