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HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX: Last race before the summer break

It has been 33 years since, in 1986, near the beautiful Hungarian capital, among the rolling hills of Mogyoród, the racing circuit Hungaroring was inaugurated. At that time it was virtually an unprecedented endeavour, the race track almost conjured up from thin air, beginning its operation in one of the most professional sports of the world, Formula-1.

Now it is history, but at that time it was considered a bold move (with hardly anywhere similar around the world) that Hungaroring was built in a record short time, a mere eight months, thanks to which the first Hungarian Grand Prix was held on 10 August 1986.

The track was then twice re-built, first in 1989 (removing the three-turn chicane from the track line), then in 2003. This latter brought more significant changes: the finish lane got longer, and Turn 1 and Turn 14 were modified. The original length, 4,014 metres, of the track got shorter to 3,975 and then grew again so this year is the 16th that the best drivers of the world speed along the 4,381 meter track. The recent changes resulted in brand new asphalt along the entire circuit, on which Lewis Hamilton achieved his fifth and sixth Hungarian victory, making him the sole title holder in the history of this trophy.

Hungaroring has been a constant member for 34 years in this grandiose series of races called F1, and in which the standard of everything is world class. Among the many modern, uniform circuits, the Hungarian represents tradition – that classic style that has definitely grown in value for now. It is a great pleasure to us that year to year we can welcome the field of the speeding circus and that both all teams are happy to return to us.

We are also proud, that the last two years our circuit housed one of the three mid-season official testing sessions, making our racing weekend longer, with the field of the speeding circus staying for another few days, during which the performance of Robert Kubica enthrilled not only the Polish fans but the entire world of F1.

Cheer for your favourite driver at the Formula 1 Rolex Magyar Nagydíj 2019 between 2-4 August at the Hungaroring and enjoy the buzzing summer nightlife of Budapest, located only 18 km from the circuit.

Credit: Forma 1

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