The Hungaroring circuit is situated 19 km far from the downtown of Budapest, near by the M3 motorway next to the village, Mogyoród. The track is located in a wonderful natural valley, surrounded by 50 hectares like grandstand with shallow plate form. With this exceptional natural advantage, almost 80 percent of the racetrack is visible from any point.
At the Grand Opening of 1986, the total length of the Hungaroring was 4013.786 meters. A minor correction was made during 1989, as a result of cutting an S-curve combination, the circuit became faster, giving an extra overtaking opportunity to the drivers; hence, the full track length was reduced to 3968 meters.
The smallest radius of a curve is 20 meters, while the largest is 400 meters. The full length of the start-finish straight is 788 meters; the top speed here can be even 320 km/h in this section. The width of the track at the start-finish straight is 15 meters, that is the widest part of the circuit, elsewhere the width varies between 10 and 11 meters, according to the possible highest speed.
The relative level difference between the highest and lowest point of the Hungaroring is 36 meters. The greatest slope is 6.2%, while the largest descent reaches as much as 7.0%. Due to the reconstruction works carried out at Hungaroring Circuit in the year 2003 the start-finish straight has become 202 meters longer while the circuit length changed to 4381.08 meters.
Circiut name: Hungaroring
Circuit length: 4381,08 meters
Number of laps: 70
Total distance: 306,67 kilometers
Number of turns: 14
Smallest radius: 20 meters
Largest radius: 400 meters
Level difference: 36 meters
Length of start-finish straight: 788,9 meters
Greatest slope: 6,2 %
Largest descent: 7,0 %
Length of pitlane: 303,8 meters
Did you know, that Formula 1 race was organised already in 1936 in Hungary?
The first Hungarian Grand Prix was held on June 21, 1936 over a 5000 meters, namely 3.1-mile track laid out with 50 laps in Nepliget. The park is situated near the center of Budapest. The Mercedes-Benz, Auto Union, and Ferrari teams all sent three cars and the event drew a very large crowd. Tazio Nuvolari won the first Hungarian Grand Prix with an Alfa Romeo.
Do not forget to see the GP in 2021 also!