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Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix

From 10.00 until 18.00

Venue: Hungaroring

Fee: 40,00 - 3.950,00€

27. - 30. July 2017 - Budapest (Hungaroring) "The Formula 1 in Budapest is a fixed date in the race calendar" is what Bernie Ecclestone said a couple of years ago. Since 1986 the Formula 1 circus comes to Budapest for a stop at Hungaroring. Since then it is probably the biggest event in Budapest and for the whole country. Not just Hungarians but also people from Croatia, Slovakia, Romania and the Ukraine come year by year to see the fastest cars, the most famous drivers and the best looking girls in the world.

The Formula 1 Budapest 2017 Weekend Schedule

THURSDAY,  27th July
16:00  - 19:00PUBLIC PIT LANE WALKFOR THREE DAY TICKET HOLDERS ONLY
FRIDAY,  28th July
08:45 - 09:45FORMULA ONEPADDOCK CLUB PIT LANE WALK
10:00 - 11:30FORMULA ONEFIRST PRACTICE SESSION (P1)
12:00 - 12:45GP2 SERIESPRACTICE SESSION
12:50 - 13:45FORMULA ONEPADDOCK CLUB PIT LANE WALK
14:00 - 15:30FORMULA ONESECOND PRACTICE SESSION (P2)
15:55 - 16:25GP2 SERIESQUALIFYING SESSION
16:45 - 17:30PORSCHE MOBIL 1 SUPERCUPPRACTICE SESSION
17:50 - 18:35GP3 SERIES PRACTICE SESSION
SATURDAY, 29th July
08:30 - 09:15FORMULA ONETEAM PIT STOP PRACTICE
08:30 - 09:35FORMULA ONEPADDOCK CLUB PIT LANE WALK
09:45 - 10:15GP3 SERIESQUALIFYING SESSION
11:00 - 12:00FORMULA ONETHIRD PRACTICE SESSION (P3)
12:25 - 12:55PORSCHE MOBIL 1 SUPERCUPQUALIFYING SESSION
13:00 - 13:45FORMULA ONEPADDOCK CLUB PIT LANE WALK
14:00 - 15:00FORMULA ONEQUALIFYING SESSION (Q1,Q2,Q3)
15:40 - 16:45GP2 SERIESFIRST RACE (37 laps or 60 mins)
17:20 - 18:05GP3 SERIESFIRST RACE (22 laps or 40 mins)
SUNDAY, 30th July
09:25 - 10:00GP3 SERIESSECOND RACE (17 laps or 30 mins)
10:35 - 11:25GP2 SERIESSECOND RACE (28 laps or 45 mins)
11:45 - 12:20PORSCHE MOBIL 1 SUPERCUPRACE  (14 laps or 30 mins)
12:25 - 13:15FORMULA ONEPADDOCK CLUB PIT LANE WALK
13:15 - 13:45FORMULA ONE DRIVERS TRACK PARADE
13:45 - 13:55FORMULA ONEPIT LANE CLOSED GRID FORMATION
13:55 - 14:00FORMULA ONENATIONAL ANTHEM
14:00 - 16:00FORMULA ONEGRAND PRIX (70 laps or 120 mins)

All Winners of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Budapest

More than 25 years the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Hungary is taking place at Hungaroring near Budapest now and there have been a lot of winners. Michael Schuhmacher with 4 victories is leading the list followed by Ayrton Senna and Lewis Hamilton with 3 victories and a few other with 2 victories each such as Piquet, Hill, Villeneuve, Häkkinen and Button. Here is the complete list of all winners ever racing on a Formula 1 event in Budapest:
  • 2016 - Lewis Hamilton
  • 2015 - Sebastian Vettel
  • 2014 - Daniel Ricciardo
  • 2013 - Lewis Hamilton
  • 2012 - Lewis Hamilton
  • 2011 - Jenson Button
  • 2010 - Mark Webber
  • 2009 - Lewis Hamilton
  • 2008 - Heikki Kovaleinen
  • 2007 - Lewis Hamilton
  • 2006 - Jenson Button
  • 2005 - Kimi Räikkönen
  • 2004 - Michael Schuhmacher
  • 2003 - Fernando Alonso
  • 2002 - Rubens Barichello
  • 2001 - Michael Schuhmacher
  • 2000 - Mikka Häkkinen
  • 1999 - Mikka Häkkinen
  • 1998 - Michael Schuhmacher
  • 1997 - Jacques Villeneuve
  • 1996 - Jacques Villeneuve
  • 1995 - Damon Hill
  • 1994 - Michael Schumacher
  • 1993 - Damon Hill
  • 1992 - Ayrton Senna
  • 1991 - Ayrton Senna
  • 1990 - Thierry Boutsen
  • 1989 - Nigel Mansell
  • 1988 - Ayrton Senna
  • 1987 - Nelson Piquet
  • 1986 - Nelson Piquet

Top Tip for the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Budapest

Fancy seeing drivers and VIPs from a very small distance? Well than I have a good tip for you. As the way through the city is too crowded and takes too long the drivers and VIPs are brought from the city by helicopter to the circuit. These helicopters always land in the same place where you can go to as well. At the northern end of the "Ujpesti Alsórakpart" (The road directly next to the Danube on Pest side) the small, white helicopters are taking off and landing all day long during the race weekend. If you wait here you can see the star drivers of the Formula 1 from a distance less than 10m.

Images from the Formula 1 Race in Budapest

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Formula 1 Budapest Hotel Reservation

If you come over to Budapest for the Formula 1 you should take care of a decent hotel as soon as possible since most hotels are booked out really fast after the announcement of the exact weekend on which the Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place. Keep in mind that not just fans are booking hotels but also the teams You need a place to stay near the circuit? But to bee not too far outside the city you should choose a hotel in the city but on the way to the Hungaroring. Book your hotel now to get good prices and best places.

One lap at Hungaroring Budapest with Mark Webber

One round in the Red Bull Race Simulator with mark Webber (Red Bull) and you see where to hit the gas, where to break and what are the best points to pass competition. Have a look.

Where is Hungaroring? And how to get there?

The Hungaroring is located along the highway M3 on the exit to Mogyoród so the most convenient way to reach the track is by car. However as you can imagine the highway and also the city of Mogyoród in the time of the Grand Prix is stuck in traffic. There are also buses going there but it takes very long. A stylish, comfortable and fast way though expensive is via helicopter. Yes, you can book your place in one of the many helicopters flying between Budapest, Hungaroring and the airport. Depending on the day a transfer can be as cheap as 137€ (Friday only from Hungaroring to Budapest) up to 505€ (Sunday from Budapest to Hungaroring and after the race from Hungaroring to the airport).
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Budapest Grid Girls and Pit Babes

Coming to the most interesting part for some of you, the Grid Girls and Pit Babes in Budapest. They are supposed to be the hottest grid girls during the year and they are definetly beautiful. Just to give you an imagination what we are talking about here.

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Brad
    5th July 2015

    What hotel, do the drivers traditionally use, in Budapest?

    • Reply
      BudapestAgent
      6th July 2015

      Hi Brad, the high quality ones. I know that the Boscolo hotel (near Café New York), the Buddha Bar Hotel, the Kempinski and the Hilton in Castle district are usually booked. Ferrari usually checks in the Boscolo, Mercedes used to be in Hilton (years ago). Others I do not know.

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