2017 Hungarian Budapest F1 Grand Prix Mirage Medic Package

Intro

About the Hungarian Budapest F1 Grand Prix package

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.

Hotel

Mirage Medic overview

5-star Budapest boutique hotel

The newly renovated Mirage Medic Hotel is one of the most exclusive hotels in Budapest, offering elegant décor and first-class services to visitors.  Enjoy stunning views of Heroes’ Square and majestic Kunsthalle building.  Conveniently located in the embassy district and surrounded by UNESCO world heritage sites, including the world famous Széchenyi Thermal Bath.

The hotel occupies a classic villa built at the end of the 19th century as the summer residency of the famous architect Adolf Greiner.  The hotel renovation preserved its historical charm and original elegance while enhanced the atmosphere with some modern touches.

The hotel is only a 100 meters walk from a Andrassy Vavenue Metro station.  The Budpest Metro is simple to use and is cheap and efficient.  It means you can get to all the cities attractions within minutes of leaving your hotel.

The Mirage Medic Hotel offers in-house medical services with holistic healing programmes.  Based on traditional Chinese therapy, the treatments include sleep and dietary adjustment, herbal remedies and acupuncture.

All MotoExpress Guests are upgraded to Superior Double Rooms.

Room descriptions

Superior double

Feel right at home in a plush king-sized bed and spacious bedroom, with an en-suite bathroom and lovely balcony from where to take in Budapest’s views.  Each of these spacious, 35sqm rooms provides relaxing and attractive accommodation for your stay.  Each is elegantly designed with air-conditioning, a writing desk, mini-bar, laptop-sized safe, IDD telephone, satellite TV including international news channels, PAY-TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and en-suite bathroom with a bathtub.

Tickets

Ticket information

Ticket types

Bronze 2 Grandstand

Because of the very good view of the race track the Bronze 2 Grandstand is very popular on the Hungaroring.  In addition, there is a giant TV screen opposite the grandstand.  The Bronze 2 Grandstand has over 3500 seats.

General Admission

The general admission area surrounds the biggest part of the circuit.  Since the surrounding of the circuit is very hilly, there's a good view at some spots of the general admission area, mostly however you can see a shorter part of the circuit than from the grandstands.  There are no giant TVs in the general admission area.

Gold 4 Grandstand

Built in 2003, the Gold 4 Grandstand is located directly on the end of the Start/Finish straight.  The first turn has been completely reconstructed in 2003 with a 400m longer start/finish straight and a more tighter first turn which makes overtaking more easier and therefore brings more action to the spectator.  There is a giant TV screen opposite the grandstand.  All of the 2500 seats are numbered and equipped with bucket seats.

Silver 3 Grandstand Highly Recommended

The Silver 3 Grandstand (5800 seats) was built in 2000 and is located in the last curve before the start/finish.  You have a view of the entire start/finish line as well as the 2 previous curves and as far as to the Silver 2 Grandstand.  Like all other grandstands, this one has its own video wall.  All of the 5800 seats are numbered and have bucket seats.

Super Gold Grandstand Superb

As a visitor of the Super Gold Grandstand you have the best view of the start and finish line, pit lane and team garages.  In addition, there are giant TV screens opposite the grandstand.  The Super Gold Grandstand has over 7600 numbered bucket seats.  The Super Gold Grandstand is also the only covered Grandstand at the Hungaroring.  Behind the Super Gold Grandstand is the F1 Village (Official Teams Merchandising and Exhibition Area).  Of all the Grands Prix we go to this Super Gold Grandstand has one of the best views of the Start Finish Line, Garages and Pit Lane.  And at the low price it is offered it puts other circuits to shame.

Highlights

Package highlights

Budapest in Summer

Summer is the perfect time to visit Budapest.  In the evening eat and drink in one of many open-air dining restaurants.  It’s a great way to experience Hungarian gastronomy with a side of people watching.

Thursday Pit Lane Walk

Enjoy Thursday’s open pit lane and and meet the drivers session takes place between 17:00 and 19:00.  It’s a great opportunity to get close to the drivers, their cars and to look into the team garages.  Simply arrive at the circuit with your 3-day ticket to gain entrance.  Taxi transfers can be booked by hotel reception.

Friday Practice

The most relaxed day of the race weekend.  A great opportunity to get to know the circuit.  Friday is great day to get those sensational photos of the cars as it’s easy to walk around the entire circuit.  Taxi transfers can be booked by hotel reception.

VIP Circuit Acces Road

Our Mini Buses are permitted entry onto the VIP circuit access road.  This prevents hours of queuing in and out of the circuit.  A must have feature of our weekend.

Welcome Party

Our Welcome Reception is a great opportunity to meet your fellow.  Talk about the exciting weekend ahead whilst enjoying complementary wines and beers; and I promise to keep my welcome talk to an absolute minimum!!!

Saturday Evening Dinner Cruise on the Danube

A river cruise in Budapest is an unmatched sightseeing experience, the two sides of the city, the flat Pest and the hilly Buda both have most of their amazing attractions right next to the river.  A trip on the Danube brings the whole capital closer to you, and is one of the best ways to relax in Budapest.  Our program takes you on a 2 hour long cruise down the Danube showing you the magnificent sights from the river, including a delicious buffet Dinner and Live Music entertainment to bring you a complete evening program in Hungarian style.  The winner of the ever popular ‘Predict the Podium Competition’ is announced during the evening.

Travel

Getting there

Airport & transfers

Budapest Liszt Ferenc International airport is 20 km away. Taxis transfers should cost around 25 Euro.

The Mirage Medic hotel is located on the corner of Andrássy Avenue and Heroes Square.  The hotel can provide its own airport transfer service (chargeable).

Media

Photos & videos from Hungarian Budapest F1 Grand Prix

During the race weekend we capture the spirit of the event in photos which we publish in the MotoExpress Photo Album for your lasting enjoyment.

Reviews

What you’ve said

Great stay in Mamaison Andrassy...good location, spacious rooms, friendly staff, clean, good breakfast and close to local transport.  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.  Staff happy to provide tickets for local visits eg bus sightseeing tours, bus and underground tickets etc and proved advice on what to see or do.  One of our best hotel stays thus far and the room was spotless and had plenty of room to move.

Anonymous on Trip Advisor

Just a few lines to say a big thank you for organising a superb trip to the GP last weekend.  Karen and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves (well, for the first three days!) at the circuit and enjoyed meeting the rest of the MotoExpress trippers.  Our very best wishes to you both – I am sorry we never made that bar bike session as we really enjoyed the dinner and drinks on Sunday night and were looking forward to carrying on from there!  We hope to enjoy a MotoExpress even again in the future and wish you continued success with it!

D and K Watkins

What a hotel, it was perfect in every way.  The staff and the hotel could not have been better.  Situated on the beautiful Andrassy avenue, this hotel was so relaxing and had everything you need.  I would return here without a doubt.

Anonymous on Trip Advisor

Just wanted to say thanks for another great weekend.  As ever all arrangements were flawless and we certainly had one of the best races to watch for a very long time.  We were all saying what a great event this is to attend as the transfers to the circuit are so quick and easy and that value for money is simply great.  On the last evening we went to "Tigris" and the meal was exceptional.  Thanks again and see you next year.

Paul & Linda

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Package detail

Arrival Departure
Friday 28 July Monday 31 July

Room prices per person

Superior double Twin Single
£727 £727 £1131

What’s included

  • 3 nights in Budapest hotel
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Friday evening welcome party
  • Coach transfers to circuit Saturday and Sunday
  • Evening Dinner Cruise on the Danube

Options per person

  • Extra nights: Superior double £100
  • Extra nights: Twin £100
  • Extra nights: Single £220

Tickets per person

The package price does not include tickets.  Choose from our recommended selection.

  • Bronze 2 Grandstand £84
  • General Admission £79
  • Gold 4 Grandstand £303
  • Silver 3 Grandstand £172
  • Super Gold Grandstand £395

Circuit transfers

The event price includes circuit transfers for Saturday and Sunday.  Transfers for the Thursday Pit-lane walk and Friday practice can arranged by hotel reception.

Not included

  • Flights, travel, and station or airport transfers
  • Drinks and lunches