It has been 32 years since 1986, when, near to the beautiful capital of Hungary, among the rolling hills of Mogyorod, Hungaroring started its operation. Last year Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) was the winner. We are looking forward to this year's champion!
you can read more about the history of hungaroring, but we tried to get some interesting moments:
2004-The year of records
1: 18.436 minutes is the record lap
- "Now it is history but at that time it was a fantastic achievement (and quite unparalleled in the world) that Hungaroring was built within a mere eight months, so that
on the 10 August 1986 the First Hungarian Grand Prix
could take place. "
The race track has been reconstructed twice
since then, first in 1989 removing chicane nr.3 from the trackline, than in 2003. This latter brought a more significant change: longer finish straight, modified 1st and 14th corners"
one of the most challenging races of the season from the pilots’ point of view
. To win on this tricky, tortuous track that hardly offers any straights is an enormous achievement, which took Sebastian Vettel 9 years to conquer, though being one of the most talented drivers of our time."
- "An organic part of the race track’s history that on Hungaroring,
as the first Hungarian, Csaba Kesjár (who unfortunately later died in a tragic racing accident) drove a Formula-1 car in 1987, testing Zakspeed,
and also here was
the first run of Formula-1 of Zsolt Baumgartner’s career (2003 – Jordan)
, who got the great opportunity after the accident and injury of Ralph Firmann, that resulted in his contract for a full season with Minardi in the following year. "
, that is linked to the Brazilian Rubens Barrichello on the 4.381km long track.
1: 35: 26.131 hours ended the fastest race.
192.798The highest-ever average speed, in km/h
, recorded by a race winner in the Hungarian Grand Prix – by Michael Schumacher for Ferrari.
Information for Spectators:
”Thursday Public Pit Lane Walk”
has become a tradition in the history of Hungarian Grand Prix. Visitors may participate in and access the Pit Lane with weekend tickets only.
The programme starts at 16:00 on the 27th of July and lasts until 18:00.
Spectators arriving for the Pit Lane Walk may enter the circuit via Gate 8. until 17:30
For more information please, visit
Source: Hungaroring / 2017 /