F1 CIRCUIT - HUNGARORING
|Circuit length||4381,08 meters|
|Number of turns||14|
|Smallest radius||20 meters|
|Largest radius||400 meters|
|Elevation difference||36 meters|
|Length of start-straight||788,9 meters|
|Greatest slope||6,2 %|
|Larges decent||7,0 %|
Location: 30 minutes from central Budapest
Address: 2146 Mogyoród, Versenypálya 0222/2/3/6, Hungary
Location Map | Getting to Hungaroring
The Hungaroring opened its track in 1986 and held its first Formula One event in August that year. It was a huge success and almost 200,000 fans showed up. After almost 27 years the Formula One is still being held on the Hungaroring.
At the Grand Opening, the total length of the Hungaroring was 4013,786 metres. 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 metres.
The surface structure is a triple layer of asphalt, 5 cm thick each on 20-cm thick rubble and 20-cm thick concrete. The relative level difference between the highest and lowest point of the Ring is 36 metres. The greatest slope is 6,2%, while the largest descent is as much as 7,0%.The Hungaroring circuit meets the highest technical requirements and has become one of safest racetracks in the world.
Due to the reconstruction works being carried out at Hungaroring Circuit - being negotiated and agreed with the FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile), FOM (Formula One Management Ltd.) and the local ASN, the National Automobile Sport Federation of Hungary - in the year 2003 the start-straight has become 202 metres longer while the circuit length changed to 4381,08 metres.
ONE LAP AT HUNGARORING IN A BMW M3
The Hungaroring circuit is 19 km from the centre of Budapest, alongside the M3 motorway at the border of the village, Mogyoród. The track is in a natural valley, surrounded by 50 hectares of rolling hillside. With this exceptional natural advantage, almost 80 percent of the racetrack is visible from any point. This is the reason why it is called "The Shallow Plate", it is because the spectators are watching races sitting by the side of an imaginary plate.