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21 Jun 2021

The best of the 1000 Miglia 2021

The remarkable 1000 Miglia 2021 has come to an end, flying the flag of Alfa Romeo: let alone overall victory, emotions and indelible memories remain while we wait for the next edition, from the vintage Alfa Romeos entered by the Heritage department – all of which reached the finish line, to the ovations received by the Giulia GTA and GTAm on the roads of the “Freccia Rossa” (“Red Arrow”)

The best of the 1000 Miglia 2021

 

The remarkable 1000 Miglia 2021 has come to an end, flying the flag of Alfa Romeo: let alone overall victory, emotions and indelible memories remain while we wait for the next edition, from the vintage Alfa Romeos entered by the Heritage department – all of which reached the finish line, to the ovations received by the Giulia GTA and GTAm on the roads of the “Freccia Rossa” (“Red Arrow”)

 

From Brescia to Rome and back again, from Wednesday to Saturday: a loop has been completed and the days have flown by. Just like with anything truly memorable, time has sped past. The now-completed loop represents perfection and attainment, as the emblem of continuity. That same continuity runs through the nearly 100-year relationship between Alfa Romeo and the 1000 Miglia: the brand holds the record for wins in the competition, 11 of which were taken from 1927 to 1957. At this edition, Alfa Romeo was once again the best represented automaker, with 50 cars in the running. Most of all, it took victory, with the Villa Trasqua team's 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Super Sport atop the podium, driven by the duo of Vesco and Salvinelli.

 

Exceptional crews for cars entered by the Heritage department

Plaudits were received by all the vintage Alfa Romeos entered by the Heritage department, all of which completed the race. The four gems of the vintage collection at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo were driven by exceptional crews, including Stellantis Chairman John Elkann and his wife Lavinia Borromeo, aboard the 1900 Super Sprint. Not hampered by a few technical glitches, the multiple titleholders Giovanni Moceri and Daniele Bonetti drove the Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport, while the enthusiasts Alberto Vassallo and Giovanni Branco. from the digital platform Car & Vintage, were in the very rare 2000 Sportiva. Last but not least, at the wheel of the 1900 Sport Spider guest car were Roberto Giolito, Head of Heritage, and the TV presenter Camila Raznovich.

 

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm

The events of this year's 1000 Miglia were intermingled with the best of the Alfa Romeo brand’s current models: the Giulia GTA and Giulia GTAm. In their Trophy White and Montreal Green liveries, the two cars were greeted with enthusiasm along the entire route. They epitomize their nature as 100% street-legal racing cars: the project development made use of the skills of Sauber Engineering, and of the drivers from the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Formula 1 team, Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Räikkönen. Even better: their unique, functional design, capable of transcending time, has made them instant classics ever since launch, fitting in perfectly with the cars of the biggest traveling museum in the world. The specificities that have always marked out an Alfa Romeo creation definitely include a style unique in the world for its basis in the skillful combination of form and function.

 

In figures

385 cars at the starting line, 341 at the finish, 1,719.81 km, 4 days’ driving, more than 200 municipalities, 7 regions. These are the figures for the 1000 Miglia 2021, continuing to fly the flag of beauty and elegance. A veritable commercial for the great charm of Italy, with creativity taking top billing: tribute was paid to the music of Verdi; art, culture and craftsmanship were promoted; the guests were pampered with good food and the trait of living in harmony with nature.

 

Statements

"It was amazing to be given the opportunity to discover locations and villages in this country, many of which remain unspoiled. My special thanks go to the entire organization and to Roberto Giolito, my companion along the way. Taking part in the 1000 Miglia should be on everybody's bucket list,” noted Camila Raznovich. In the words of Stellantis Chairman John Elkann and his wife Lavinia Borromeo, “[…] on top of the public, the scenery, and the stunning cars, the competitive element is of fundamental importance, and we’re very proud that an Alfa Romeo is the winner of this edition.”
All that now remains is to wait a year to relive the emotions and the passion of Alfa Romeo at the most beautiful race in the world.

 

Turin, June 21st, 2021

 

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