Going to the Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring

Going to the 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring

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    This is my first visit to the Hungaroing, Been to Melbourne, Sepang, Montreal and Barcelona before. I’m getting the train into the circuit


    Off to Budapest for four nights this Thursday, wife’s first f1 experiance, carnt wait and it looks like its going to be super hot.


    I went to the gp last year, it was my first and a great one!
    The train ride is super easy and you basically get off in a field and walk through a neighborhood to the track.
    Hungaroring has always been a favorite !


    Hello! Do you know if I will be allowed to enter with a Canon 550D and a 700-200mm lens?


    @TexAgF1 and others,

    We always took the bus but with the opcoming temperatures we’re considering to take the train to Szilasliget this year. What is the best ticket to buy? Does the train-ride fall under a day-ticket or tourist ticket or is an additional ticket for the train required.



    Right now it’s slightly cooler than it has been the last couple of days, but that will change for the weekend: on all three days, temperatures will reach 30*C, but with a chance of rain on every single day. Here is a link to bbc’s weather forecast for Budapest.

    Less than 50 hours away from first practice!


    Getting really exited now, our flight is in the morning from Stansted, anyone else on the same flight?



    Some friends of mine are going to the grand prix in Budapest. I had gone there last year and it’s an excellent place to watch a F1 race. Have a nice weekend and be careful for the weather. Its pretty unpredictable. ;)

    James banks

    @taipan you need an additional ticket to cover the stretch of journey from the outskirts of Budapest to Szilasliget. I think it’s only about 320huf each way though. I will be trying it out tomorrow afternoon.

    Adrian Maftei

    @Ovidiu Mihalcea: Yes, you can go with your camera on the circuit. You are not allowed to share the pictures on the internet when the event is live. They don’t check your backpack.
    Last year I had a Gold 1 ticket and I had no problems.


    @james banks,

    Thanks for the information. We arrive friday morning at the airport, drop our lugage in the hotel and head for the circuit.


    Florian Georgescu

    I will leave tomorrow from Romania.
    My ticket will finaly arrive tomorrow morning in Hungary at an alternate address.
    Can’t wait to see the cars.


    I’m leaving tomorrow from Croatia.

    This will be my first ever GP and I’m really looking forward to the pit walk.

    One question for the people who’ve already been to the track: What do they have outside the track? I’m talking about restaurants, simulators, fan shops, etc. I have a 4 year old brother who might get bored at the grandstands so if there’s any sort of activity around the track? I heard something about an aqua park at the track, is that true?

    Thanks, Martin

    Florian Georgescu

    @martin – Yes is an Aquapark right of the circuit. I saw it on Google maps but I don’t know anything else about it.

    James banks

    Pitlane walk was amazing! Got there nice and early, a bit of a queue to get in but it was not too bad. The pit lane looked horrendous when we were leaving, people were crammed in like sardines. It was a bit of a trek from the station round to gate 8 though, took a good 40 mins.

    Can’t wait to get back there in the morning

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