Charter a Private Jet to the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix
F1 Hungarian Grand Prix
The Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix, which takes place in the middle of the summer swelter, has historical significance.
When it debuted in 1986, it became the first race on the calendar to take place behind the Iron Curtain.
We Can Get You There
If you’d like to see the race at the Hungaroring circuit, located 20 miles from Budapest, Paramount Business Jets can arrange a charter flight for you into any nearby airport, including:
- Ferihegy Airport, LHBP, BUD, Budapest, Hungary (10 miles)
- Csakvar Airport, LH58, Csakvar, Hungary (42 miles)
- Kecskemet Airport, LHKE, Kecskemet, Hungary (52 miles)
- Szolnok Airport, LHSN, Szolnok, Hungary (56 miles)
- Gyor Per Airport, LHPR, QGY, Gyor Per, Hungary (67 miles)
- Szentkiralyszabadja Airport, LHSA, Veszprem, Hungary (69 miles)
- Sliac Airport, LZSL, SLD, Sliac, Slovakia (73 miles)
- Ocseny Airport, LHOY, Ocseny, Hungary (91 miles)
- Szeged Airport, LHUD, QZD, Szeged, Hungary (93 miles)
- Piestany Airport, LZPP, PZY, Piestany, Slovakia (98 miles)
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The Birth Of Hungaroring
In the early 1980s, Formula 1 officials started talking about having a race behind what was then the Iron Curtain.
Negotiations took place with the former Soviet Union to have Moscow host a race but nothing ever came of it.
Enter Bernie Ecclestone, the British billionaire who runs the companies that oversee the F1 races. He signed a contract to start the Hungarian Grand Prix in 1985. After discussing and rejecting the circuit be a street race, the Hungaroring track was built in time for the 1986 series and the 200,000 racing fans who came to watch.
About The Circuit
Located in a valley 12 miles north of Budapest, the track provides almost 360-degree vantage points for spectators but is difficult for drivers to navigate.
Its narrow track with 14 corners and few straightaways make it the F1 race with the second slowest average speed after Monaco. There are few places for drivers to overtake one another. That is part of the challenge.
Drivers, who go 190 miles in 70 laps, also have to contend with sometimes ferocious heat – it can be 100 degrees in the summer – for the two-hour race. But, the good thing about that is that each race is different.
Since it’s located in a natural bowl, fans can see more than half the track from almost any of the many vantage points.
- Be prepared for extreme heat. Bring sunscreen and plenty of things to drink.
- If you hate the sun, buy a seat in one of the covered grandstands.
- The area around the track is hillier than many people expect. Be prepared for a hike (wear comfortable shoes).
- Just can’t cool down? There’s a solution to that: a water park right at the track. If you feel as if you are going to melt, take a ride down one of its waterslides.
Things To Do And See
The Hungaroring track is only 12 miles from Budapest so make sure you take the time to enjoy the city known as the “Queen of the Danube”.
- Check out the 19th century architecture and the four ornate bridges that connect Buda and Pest.
- The Hungarian National Gallery, located in the Royal Palace in Budapest, has works that show the history of Hungarian paintings. There are 500 years’ worth of artwork in the gallery, including Medieval and Renaissance stonework and Gothic wood sculptures. The National Gallery was created in 1957.
- The waters of the Lukács Thermal Baths, which are located in the center of town, have been known for their healing powers since the 12th century.
- The Buda Castle District, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987, is an 800-year-old district, rich in Hungarian history. It has survived fires, earthquakes and wars.
And, of course, check out the Hungarian dishes found in many restaurants in and around the city.
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