Watch: Preview of F1 Hungarian Grand Prix, 30 July - 1 August

  • 26 Jul 2021 10:25 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Watch: Preview of F1 Hungarian Grand Prix, 30 July - 1 August
The final F1 race before the summer break is at the classic Hungaroring circuit for round 11 of the international championship. It's a pivotal event after the recent drama between Verstappen and British star Hamilton at Silverstone, as the lead for the Dutchman is down to 8 points.

The Hungaroring race track was built almost three decades ago as a rarity, the first one beyond the Iron Curtain, and now it is still special as the second behind Monza to have continuously featured in the race calendar.

Unfortunately, the 'Thursday Pit Lane Walk' won't be held this year. Due to the pandemic situation organiers would like to avoid the crowded mass that can be impossible during the Pit Lane Walk.

Entering the track after the race will neither be possible, unlike in the previous years, spectators can join the podium celebration only from the stands.

In the race preview video below, we'll look at the track characteristics of the Hungaroring, the Grand Prix history, all the news heading into this racing weekend, plus 'performance predictions' and betting favorites

Detailed program

Immunity Wristbands Mandatory

Wristbands certifying immunity against the coronavirus will be required to enter the area around Hungaroring from Friday until Sunday, when the racetrack hosts the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix next weekend.

Fans who buy tickets at the track will get their Covid immunity wristband with their purchase, but race-goers who have already bought tickets must pick up their wristbands before arriving at Hungaroring, at the Akvárium Klub at Deák Ferenc Square, in the centre of the capital, or in the parking lot of the Auchan store in Fót, off the M3 motorway.

Further info re Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix available here.

Wristband pick-up locations:

Akvárium Klub (1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér 12.)
Fót Auchan parking area (2151 Fót, Fehérkő u. 1.)


Closure of Airspace at Hungaroring  

During the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix, the use of any type of remote controlled flying device or the possession of such a device within the grounds of the Hungaroring racetrack without permission from Hungaroring Sport Zrt. is prohibited.

Disregard of this regulation will result in prosecution, and any device used in contravention of the above may be seized and permanently confiscated.

Details of the specific airspace affected by the above closure can be seen on the website

MTI Photo: Zsolt Czeglédi

Related links

Foreigners With Negative Coronavirus Test Welcome To Motoring Events in Hungary

Hungary To Pay USD 45 Million F1 Grand Prix Hosting Fee In 2021

  • How does this content make you feel?

XpatLoop Media Partner

Hungary Matters

Launched in January 2014, this newsletter published on week days covers 'everything you need to know about what’s going on in Hungary and beyond', according to its publisher the state media agency MTI.

Explore More Reports