For the discerning guest the MotoExpress Hungary F1 package offers a fantastic Grand Prix experience. A luxury 5 Star boutique hotel in the exclusive embassy neighbourhood of Budapest and with stunning views onto Heroes Square. With our hotel being on the circuit side of the city our private transfer into the circuit is fast and ideal. A fabulous base for the Grand Prix weekend.
Our Hungarian F1 event is much more than a ‘hotel and ticket combo’ it’s a once in a lifetime Budapest experience. Your race weekend starts with a welcome drinks reception on the hotel’s stylish terrace. Private circuit transfers using the circuit’s VIP access roads makes getting in and out of the circuit a pleasure. And we have specially selected race tickets that offer the best seats for all price points. The race weekend concludes with a stylish evening Dinner Cruise on the Danube. It’s another unbeatable F1 Grand Prix package from MotoExpress.
Hungary first hosted a Formula 1 Championship Grand Prix in 1936. But with the onset of WWII, post-war depression, reconstruction and the rise of Communism, it really wasn’t until the 1960’s that motor sport in Hungary took root again. The first races were held for Formula Junior cars at Budapest’s Ferihegy Airport. In the 1980s, the F1 Championship organisers were looking to host a Grand Prix in the Eastern European Bloc and were negotiating with the Russian government to have Moscow host an event. However, in the end it was the Hungarians with their enthusiasm for motor racing that won out.
Originally a street race was planned for the Hungarian Grand Prix, but in the end a brand new circuit was built outside of Budapest. The Hungaroring opened its gates in 1986, after only eight months of construction. The first F1 Grand Prix event was held in August of the same year and was an enormous success with close to 200,000 spectators cheering on the drivers. This Grand Prix was won by Nelson Piquet driving for Williams-Honda, second place was Ayrton Senna for Lotus-Renault and third place was Nigel Mansell for Williams-Honda.
Other historical moments for the Hungarian Grand Prix include Nigel Mansell’s amazing win in the 1989 Grand Prix. Starting in 12th place on a circuit that is known for its tight structure and difficulty in overtaking, Mansell clinched the podium. In 1990, Thierry Boutsen pulled off an amazing feat by beating Ayrton Senna by just 0.3 seconds and taking the podium. The Hungarian Grand Prix also gave Damon Hill his first-ever Grand Prix win back in 1997.
Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton have won the most Hungarian Grand Prix races with four wins each. They are followed by racing legend Ayrton Senna, with three wins.
Budapest, known as the ‘Queen of the Danube’, charms visitors with its rich history and unique cultural heritage, as well as its bustling streets, vibrant calendar of events and atmospheric restaurants and cafés.
As the capital of Hungary, Budapest offers an interesting history for visitors to discover and enjoy. The city also has very cosmopolitan elements including; great shops, cultural entertainment and restaurants, as well as a buzzing nightlife scene. Budapest enjoys a range of interesting attractions including medicinal baths, caves and nature reserves.
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