Hungarian Grand Prix 2014/15
The 11th race of the F1 season sees the top drivers in the world do battle in Hungary. The Hungaroring has been challenging teams and drivers since it became the setting of the first race held behind the Iron Curtain in 1986. Since then the track has hosted 28 World Championship races, with both Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton holding the record of most wins, with four each. The Englishman will be looking to make it a hat-trick of consecutive triumphs, having taken the chequered flag in the last two years.
The original idea in the 80s was for the race to be held on a temporary road circuit in Budapest, but organisers took the decision to build a completely new circuit in a valley 12 miles outside the city. This is the ideal setting for F1 fans who can enjoy the thrilling race during the day before experiencing everything this enticing city has to offer. With a capacity of 120,000 and with 80% of the circuit visible from any vantage point, it’s a fantastic place to watch F1.
This tight twisting, track will see drivers do battle over the course of 70 laps and has often been the setting for some extremely close contests, particularly in 1990 when Thierry Boutsen beat Ayrton Senna to the line by 0.3 seconds. The twisting nature of the track makes it similar to a street circuit and places it as the second slowest of the season behind Monaco. The biggest difficulty for the drivers however isn’t necessarily the corners; it’s the dusty nature of the track. Due to the fact it doesn’t get much use during the year, it often appears green at the beginning of the weekend. Once the cars get going a clean racing line emerges, but outside this line a lot of dust and dirt accumulates making overtaking particularly difficult due to the lack of grip. Qualifying position and a good pit-stop strategy can often be vital. .
Thomas Cook Sport invites you to experience all the Hungaroring has to offer, with our F1 weekend packages, including –
2014 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix BREAK WITH TRAVEL
- Travel: Return flights
- Accommodation: Choose from a selection of hotels
- Transfers: Return airport transfers to and from your hotel by coach. Return Circuit Transfers on Sunday
Optional Extras (at a supplement)
- Grandstand or General Entrance tickets
- Return Circuit Transfers on Saturday
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