Lewis Hamilton believes Mugello will serve up “shock and surprise” when he savours it for the first time in practice for the Tuscan Grand Prix.
Formula 1 makes its debut at the circuit this weekend after adding the Ferrari-owned track to a calendar depleted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hamilton, though, opted not to undertake a track walk on Thursday to assess the issues that might lie ahead, declaring: “I like seeing it for the first time when I get out there. It is usually a shock and surprise at the same time.
“I will definitely enjoy the learning process of this track and the challenges we will face, but I can’t tell you if it is a great track yet.”
But the Mercedes driver has dismissed such a potential accolade as it would just “be another race” to him.
“I am not someone for records so it wouldn’t mean much really,” he explained.
“Honestly, I have got so many races I have done so it would just be another race. I don’t look at those tallies.”