In 2014, the second day was the longest ever experienced by participants in the modern Mille Miglia. This year it will be much more relaxing. There will still be a lot of driving to do, but the new route will allow teams to enjoy the scenery and drive at a more relaxed speed. The change that began to be evident a few years ago is thus confirmed: the Mille Miglia is moving away from being a hardcore test for classic car drivers who are prepared to suffer, and becoming more of a genteel event for those happy to drive around and cope with some challenges, but too many.
From the point of view of the photographers – and plenty of them follow the rally – this could be a very difficult day. It will be almost impossible to have the sun in the right position and get a photo of a car with the sea in the background. It will, however, be possible to do something that was impossible last year: take pictures of cars on the scenic road between Teramo and Rieti. L’Aquila will be skipped, so no “hello” this year to the city that suffered so much from the recent earthquake. A late arrival in Rome will help the teams, because arriving in the city during the Friday evening rush-hour has always been a nightmare for classic car drivers.