- 8 May 2020 10:07 AM
Local event organisers say they have been regularly liaising with Formula 1 – the series’ international rights holder – to explore all possible ways to stage the 35th Formula 1 Magyar event in front of fans. However, this is unfortunately no longer possible they say.
“The health and well-being of all our fantastic Formula 1 fans, staff and championship participants has been and remains our primary concern throughout this period and with that in mind, we have regrettably been left with no choice but to reach this conclusion.
We have continuously emphasised our willingness to work towards a safe solution that would allow us to welcome the entire Formula 1 family to the Hungaroring this August but it is now evident that any F1 race in Hungary can now only be held behind closed doors.
While this is not an ideal scenario, we do believe that staging the event behind closed doors – which our fans can still watch on television – is preferable to not having a race at all.
Furthermore, it will also ensure that a global audience of millions can still watch the race taking place in Hungary via F1’s vast international broadcast coverage. As such, we are continuing our working with Formula 1 to try and find a way to make this possible.
At the Hungaroring, motorsport fans always come first. Without you, the circuit – the home of domestic motorsport in Hungary – would not be the same.
Indeed, we are not forgetting those amazing fans who have already bought their tickets for this year’s Hungarian Grand Prix and to whom we can offer two options: transfer your pre-purchased ticket for this year’s race weekend to the 2021 edition or request a refund.
In the case of a refund, we kindly ask for your patience as we deal with this unprecedented situation. We will provide a further update for our ticket purchasers as soon as possible.”
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