Lewis Hamilton can chalk up another Formula One first, and rain on Ferrari’s parade, in Italy this weekend at scenic Mugello — a circuit better known for MotoGP thrills and throngs of Valentino Rossi fans.
The first ever Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday celebrates Ferrari’s 1,000th world championship race at the circuit near Florence owned by Formula One’s oldest, most glamorous and successful team.
Ferrari have had little to celebrate this year, however, and travel south from Monza after their worst performance there since 1995.
Sebastian Vettel, just announced as a Racing Point driver for 2021, and Charles Leclerc both retired last weekend, and Ferrari is sixth overall and heading for its worst season since 1980, when it ended up 10th.
“The track has a very long straight, but it’s not super fast like the past two we raced