Hungarian F1 Grand Prix
28/07/2013 | Budapest - Hungaroring
Built in 1985 in a record time of 8 months just a few kilometres north-ost of the Hungarian capital Budapest under the impetus of Bernie Ecclestone who wanted an Eastern European venue for the F1 Championship the track is in a 110 hectar huge natural valley, surrounded by 50 hectars of rolling hillside. With this exceptional natural advantage - being situated in a natural amphitheatre - almost 70 percent of the racetrack is visible from any point. This is the reason why it is called "The Shallow Plate", it is because the spectatores are watching races sitting by the side of an imaginary plate. The F1 event is always well attended by local fans, as well as by many Germans and Austrians and later years by the many followers of Mika Häkkinen. The constantly improved and reconstructed circuit, with excellent infrastructure which meets the strictest requirements of the F1 and is appreciated by the FOM and FIA host local car and bike races and is popular venue for testing as well as for incentive events. Hungaroring Circuit meets the highest technical requirements and has became one of the safest racetracks in the world. It is not only the landscape and the safety that makes the circuit popular but the proximity of a metropolis with its hotels, restaurants and pleasure-grounds where tourists, drivers and the teams will be able to meet their requirements.