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Formula 1, Hungarian Grand Pix

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Since 1986 the moving circus of the Formula 1 comes to Hungary. This year the Magyar Nagydíj (Hungarian Grand Pix) will occur between July 27- 29.


The Hungaroring is a Formula 1 racing circuit near Budapest, Hungary where the Hungarian Grand Prix is held. In 1986, it became the location of the first Formula 1 Grand Prix behind the Iron Curtain. Bernie Ecclestone wanted a race in the USSR, but a Hungarian friend of his recommended Budapest. They wanted a street circuit similar to the Circuit de Monaco to be built in the Népliget - Budapest's largest park - but the communist government decided to build a new circuit just outside the city near a major highway. The circuit was built in eight months, less time than any other Formula 1 circuit. (wikipedia)

For more information check out their official website.
Photos of the previous Grand Prixes:


BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - AUGUST 05: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren Mercedes sits in the shade of an umbrella on the grid during the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring on August 5, 2007, in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)



BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - AUGUST 05: Fernando Alonso of Spain and McLaren Mercedes in action during the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring on August 5, 2007, in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


Some photos from former Formula 1 events on the Hungaroring:








Michael Schumacher, originally uploaded by WrldVoyagr.

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