Why does the country of Hungary fly under everyone’s radar?
They have one of the worlds most historically fascinating cities in Budapest and are known for excellent Goulash soup with paprika. Hungary is a super cool place to visit and should be on everyone’s “must travel list”.
The best excuse to visit Hungary is for the Hungarian Grand Prix held at the top class racing venue the Hungaroring!
Quick Facts – Hungaroring
- First Grand Prix – 1986
- Circuit Length – 4.381 km (2.722 miles)
- Location – Mogyoród, Hungary
History and Design at the Hungaroring
Interestingly, the Hungarian Grand Prix was the first Formula 1 racing event held behind the Iron Curtain during the cold war. Originally they wanted to create a street circuit similar to Monaco but ended up deciding on building a racetrack at Mogyoród, Hungary in 1986.
Located just a few miles from Budapest, the Hungaroring is nicknamed “Monaco without the buildings”, due to its twisty and bumpy nature making it extremely difficult to overtake. Similar to other great sporting venues, the difficulty often creates epic duels among the greatest drivers. Ayrton Senna, Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton have all staged incredible victories at the Hungaroring.
Why should you travel to Hungary?
Budapest is one of the great cultural capitals of the world and is located only a few miles from the Hungaroring. It’s also important to note that the Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix is a highly anticipated event each year in Hungary. Aside from European Football or Waterpolo, Hungarians also get super excited about Formula 1 racing. The atmosphere will be incredible at the Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Grandstands & Hospitality
There’s not a bad seat in the house at the Hungaroring. The circuit has a bowl like shape so you will naturally have amazing views of all parts of the track. Pick a spot at anyone of the available grandstands or hospitality options and enjoy!
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Head to Hungary for some tasty goulash, crisp cold beer and Formula 1 racing!
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