The 39th edition of the 1000 Miglia was officially presented as an online event, from the Mille Miglia Museum, on the day on which it was originally scheduled to start, before being postponed by five weeks as a precautionary measure. On Wednesday, June 16, the 375 cars allowed to take part in the race, as well as some particularly prestigious examples on the Special List, will set off from the traditional Viale Venezia ramp in Brescia to return on Saturday, June 19. The competition will see its turning point in Rome at the end of the second day and will cross, over its entire length, about 200 municipalities.
For the first time in the history of the commemorative 1000 Miglia, the competition will take place in the opposite direction of the recent editions, taking up the counter-clockwise direction of some editions of the original speed race, between 1927 and 1957. Crews are going to start on Wednesday, the 16th from Brescia to head towards the Tyrrhenian coast and, already on their first day, will have to face the Cisa Pass before concluding the first leg in the evening in Viareggio. On the second day, the race will start from the Cittadella del Carnevale, continue towards Pisa up to Castiglione della Pescaia, where the crews will have lunch, and continue in the heart of the Maremma of Grosseto up to the dinner in Viterbo; from here the cars will leave for the capital to conclude the second day with the catwalk in Via Veneto. On Friday, the 18th, cars are going back north: starting from Rome, after crossing Orvieto and Cortona, stopping for lunch in Arezzo and passing through Chianti, they will cross the Futa and Raticosa Passes to reach Bologna and conclude the third leg. On Saturday, the 19th, the fourth and final day of the race, crews will reach the finish line in Brescia after saying goodbye to Emilia Romagna in Reggio and Modena and to Veneto in Verona, where cars will stop in Piazza Bra. Cars will also run along Lake Garda, passing in Sirmione, as per tradition, and in Salò, for the first time.
For this edition there will be a change of location for the Paddock, which from June 14 to 19 will no longer be placed as usual at the Brixia Forum (Brescia), which is currently hosting the main vaccination hub of the city. More information and updates about that will be announced shortly.