Hungaroring

Mogyoród

Circuit Details

Location:
Mogyoród
Type: 
Race
Turns: 
14
Direction: 
Clockwise
Capacity: 
120,000
Established: 
1 January, 1986 (All day)

Hungaroring History
 

 In 1986, Hungaroring 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 of his 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 October 1, 1985. It was built in eight months, less time than any other Formula One circuit. The first race was held on March 24, 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.


Source: Wikipedia