The Mille Miglia 2018 ended on Saturday 19th May, and Alfa continued to shine triumphantly, like it has over the past 90 years, securing a place on every step of the podium.
Dubbed the "most beautiful race in the world", the Mille Miglia 2018 was won by the Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 GS Fixed Head, operated by the Tonconogy-Ruffini crew.
In second place, was the beautiful 628 1500 Super Sport made in 1928, with bodywork by Stabilimenti Farina, while the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS Zagato, led by the Vesco-Guerini group, came in third.
371 crews, totalling 900 participants from 34 countries, travelled 1083 miles to make it across the finish line. But, while the 2018 event certainly boasted some big figures, we couldn’t forget to mention some of the famous names who contributed to the resounding success of the race.
On board some of the winning Alfa Romeos were a host of famous competitors, such as Derek Hill, Coldplay’s bass player, Guy Berryman, Litfiba’s vocalist Piero Pelù, and Instagram automotive lifestyle experts Mr JWW and Sam 'STG'.
Meanwhile, our friends Raphaël Spezzotto-Simacourbe and Riccardo Pozzoli - well known influencers - followed some stages of the race, sharing stories and emotions live on their social channels.
And we can’t leave out Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc, the drivers of the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, who drove a 1932 Gran Premio Tipo B and a 1955 750 Competizione, while making a stop at the Alfa Romeo Historical Museum in Arese to show off some of their driving skills to the crowd.
In the past, the Mille Miglia President, Aldo Bonomi, has described the race as ‘popular but highbrow, technical but accessible to all’. This proved to be true once again as cheering crowds welcomed the drivers at every stage, celebrating the style and mechanical mastery of Alfa Romeo, a legend that continues to excite motor enthusiasts, just as much as it has in the past.