Hamilton Wins Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix

  • 25 Jul 2016 9:10 AM
Hamilton Wins Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix
Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton claimed victory in the 31st Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring on Sunday. Nico Rosberg of the same team came in second, while Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was third. Ahead of the race, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said that it is in Hungary’s national economic interest that Formula 1 should be brought to the Hungaroring every year, and the government is setting aside 5 billion forints in the 2017 budget for revamping the track.

Speaking ahead of the qualifying round of the 31st Hungarian Grand Prix with Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone, Szijjártó told MTI that Hungary can keep to the originally planned 3-4- year refurbishment programme at Mogyoród.

“The asphalt has already been changed and new curbs and drainage have been added,” he said.

“Next year we want to renovate the main building or build a new one as well as renovating the grandstands on the main straight and next to the track,” the minister added.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.

MTI photo: Kovács Tamás

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