Mille Miglia 2018 ended on Saturday 19th of May. A record edition where the red Alfa shone as triumphantly as it did 90 years ago, taking its place on every step of the podium.
The "most beautiful race in the world" was won by the Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 GS Fixed Head, manned by the Tonconogy-Ruffini crew. In second place, was the beautiful 628 1500 Super Sport of 1928, with bodywork by Stabilimenti Farina, while the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS Zagato, led by the Vesco-Guerini group, came in third.
With371 crews to make it across the finish line; 900 participants from 34 countries, and 1,743 km travelled, the 2018 event certainly boasted some big figures, but we also couldn’t go without mentioning the famous names who contributed to the resounding success of the race.
In fact, on board the historic Alfa we saw a host of famous competitors: Derek Hill and Coldplay’s bass player Guy Berryman, Litfiba’s vocalist Piero Pelù, as well as Instagram automotive opinion leaders Mr JWW and Sam 'seenthroughglass’.
Meanwhile, social media was also the place where our special friends Raphaël Spezzotto-Simacourbe and Riccardo Pozzoli – well known digital characters - followed some stages of the race, sharing stories and emotions live from Mille Miglia.
There were also Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc, the drivers of the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, who drove a 1932 Grand Prix and a 1955 750 Competition, and made a historic stop off at the Alfa Romeo Historical Museum in Arese and entertaining the crows with superb driving.
"Popular but elitist, technical but accessible to all", as the Mille Miglia was described by its President, Aldo Bonomi, the race was watched by hordes of cheering crowds at every stage, once more celebrating the style and the mechanical, mastery of Alfa Romeo, a legend that continues to excite motor enthusiasts just as much as it did yesterday.