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The Circuit

What You Need To Know

The first Hungarian Grand Prix was held in 1936 on a 5km (3.1-mile) track laid out in Népliget: a park in Budapest.

However, political influences and the ensuing war brought about an absence of Grand Prix racing in the country for a period of fifty years.

After the initial suggestion of a street race through Budapest, a brand-new circuit in a valley 19km outside of the city was built.

The landscape provided natural vantage points for spectators and in 1986 the Hungaroring opened and held its first Formula 1 event.

It would prove a huge success, with almost 200,000 fans turning out for the race.

Fact File: Hungarian Grand Prix

  • The Hungarian Grand Prix weekend tends to be one of the hottest of the year, with an average air temperature of 25°C and a maximum of 33°C.

  • The amount of braking activity, with six events across the lap, coupled with the high ambient temperatures and the absence of long straights make the circuit exceptionally taxing on the brakes.

  • The circuit features 14 corners, six to the left and eight to the right. Many of these follow one after another in quick succession, meaning a well-balanced car that can handle directional changes is important for lap time.

  • The Hungaroring has one of the lowest top speeds of the season at just over 310km/h. That is perhaps no surprise given the cars spend just over 10 seconds on a straight over the course of a fast lap, with the remaining time spent cornering.

  • Despite a relatively short start/finish straight, the distance from pole position to the braking zone for Turn 1 measures 444m, on the longer side compared to other venues we visit.

The 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix saw George Russell take his maiden F1 pole position. The Team followed that up with a double podium in the race with Lewis Hamilton taking second, with George third.

In 2023, Lewis achieved a record-extending 104th pole with a stunning lap in Hungary. He is also the most successful driver in Hungarian Grand Prix history with a tally of eight victories.

  • First GP
    1986
  • Circuit Length
    4.381km