Mille Miglia 2023
The 2023 edition of the 1000 Miglia started on June 13. At 12:30pm, the first of the 417 cars in the race – 15 of which on the Special List) – a 1927 OM 665 Superba led the way to Brescia Castle, where the first block of Time Trials took place.
After the Passage Control in Piazza Vittoria, the convoy then left Brescia to head towards the Ghedi Military Airbase, the first of the five symbolic places where the race pass es on the occasion of the Italian Air Force Centenary.
On the first day of the race, the crews covered some 360 kilometres, out of a total of more than 2000km for this unprecedented five-leg edition, towards Cervia-Milano Marittima.
Over the next four days, drivers and co-drivers had to test themselves in 34 Passage Controls, 23 Time Controls, 144 Time Trials and eight Average Trials, with 25 secret detections. The new feature of this year’s route was the passage through Piedmont, which has two precedents only in the historic speed race, in 1947 and 1948.
Reigning champions In their 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS Zagato, three-time winner Andrea Vesco and co-driver Fabio Salvinelli had this to say just before the engines started:
“Almost thirty years’ experience will help in such a long race full of unexpected events.
“We are serene; the pressure is on our opponents and we will do everything possible to improve our performance of last year”.
Also at the start was the fifth edition of the 1000 Miglia Green, reserved for Hypercars, Supercars and Brand Premium Full-electrics.
This year also saw the fourteenth Ferrari Tribute 1000 Miglia, into which 119 cars from the Maranello marque built after 1958 were accepted.
Also, a special vehicle was in the convoy: the Maserati MC20 Cielo from the Milan Politecnico’s 1000 Miglia Autonomous Drive project, which drove some sections of the route in Autonomous Drive mode.
Check out the 2023 event: https://1000miglia.it/en/2023/e-partita-la-1000-miglia-2023/