Mugello's history started almost a century ago. Back then the demanding track was used by drivers such as Enrico Pinto, Nanni Galli, Ignazio Giunti, Mauro Nesti and Arturo Merzario enabling them to build their long-lasting and merited reputations.
It was the perfect track for the spectators from Tuscany, enjoying the shows of the more exuberant drivers during their exhibitions with ovations every time they crossed the line, such as the Fulvia "Barchetta" invented by Fiorio and Maglioli, allowing the "dragon" Sandro Munari teaching master-classes on this challenging track in the Apennine.
Mugello's Autodromo Internazionale, was planned and built with the knowledge based on racing experience, guaranteeing highest safety standards for the drivers and the spectators. There are vast run-off areas at the track's most demanding sections and a road for emergency vehicles along the whole track with its 5,245 metres. The Mugello circuit has very specific gradients, which is especially helpful for severe shakedowns and tests. The track, planned in the 1970s, was profoundly renovated several years later and is one of the most impressive, modern and safe tracks in the international panorama of racing circuits, while its layout has never been changed, which is a unique characteristic compared to other international circuits. Mugello is regularly used as a test track for road cars and F1 single-seaters by the world leaders in the MotoGP and Superbike series, but also by Italian and international car and motorbike manufacturers. So far the track has hosted the Formula 5000 (at the circuit's inauguration on 23 June 1974), Formula 3000, Formula 2, the FIA GT Championship and is also the sole Italian track for the ITC; as far as motorbikes are concerned, it is the track where the Italian GP is held. The track is over 5,000 metres long, leading through woods and the green hills of Tuscany. The facilities are built based on avant-garde building techniques. The main building hosts brand-new and multipurpose premises fitted with the necessary services.