The Hungaroring is a motorsport race track in Mogyoród, Hungary where the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix is held. In 1986, it became the location of the first Formula One Grand Prix behind the Iron Curtain. Bernie Ecclestone wanted a race in the USSR, but a Hungarian friend 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 government decided to build a new circuit just outside the city near a major highway.
Construction works started on 1 October 1985. It was built in eight months, less time than any other Formula One circuit.
The first race was held on 24 March 1986, in memory of János Drapál, the first Hungarian who won motorcycle Grand Prix races.
According to a survey put together by the national tourism office of Hungary, Mogyoród ranks third among Hungarian destinations visited by tourists, behind the Danube Bend area and Lake
Balaton, but ahead of Budapest. The circuit has FIA Grade 1 license.Courtesy: Wikipedia.
The Hungaroring track is situated 20 kilometres north of Budapest, alongside the M3 motorway. The nearest international airport is Budapest's Ferenc Liszt International Airport, 24 kilometres south east of the city and approximately half-an-hour's drive from the circuit. It has flights from all the major European cities, as well as some in North America.
If you are not hiring a car for the weekend you can catch the airport minibus service into the city or take a taxi. For getting around town, there are three subway lines and an extensive tram network.
On F1 race weekends, the organisers lay on buses from Budapest to the Hungaroring, though these leave from only a couple of places in the city. An easy alternative is to catch a taxi or drive yourself - a lane of the motorway en route to the circuit is closed off for F1 traffic, which speeds up the journey. Parking is available at the circuit for ticket holders during race weekends.