Nice, I’ll probably be good with my 70-200mm on my Canon 70D then!I would take my 70-300 too but it doesn’t focus as quickly and has a slower aperture at the tele end! Were those pics taken from the Bronze 1 grandstand? I’ve just re-checked my booking and I think I’m in Bronze 1 instead of Silver as i originally thought!
Yeah they are from Bronze 1. On Friday you can wander about and go wherever within the stand. There is a sweet spot low down on the left hand side where you have a clear view with no fences etc. The only ticket check is at the entrance to Bronze 1 & 2 as well so you can wander all the way down to turn 5. There are a few other places for decent shots in general admission but you’ll need the longer lens. You can get close but to be up on the hills and over the fence you’ll need the reach.
Thanks for the info! Got myself a new 64gb SD card so plenty of pictures should be going on that! Are you staying in the city for the weekend? My partner and I were thinking of getting a taxi either back from the circuit or there and back on the Sunday. Which company would you recommend?
Yeah we’re there from Wednesday until Thursday the following week. 6×6 taxis have always been good for us. There used to be a fixed price but now it’s on the meter. Only 6×6, Taxi 2000 and City Taxi are able to use the VIP road so make sure it’s one of them. On the way back there is a rank outside the main entrance. The queue is fairly horrendous but it takes no more than 15 mins to be back at your hotel which is amazing after a full day in 37 degree heat. Even the air-con in the taxi is a blessing!
There are entrance gates at the last corner and near the first corner. They open them at the end of the race but there is a large queue and a bit of a bottleneck so you’ll have to get there in the last few laps to get near the podium.
Will also be attending the race this year, looking forward to it.
A friend of a friend has been to Budapest 3 times and says that taxis are the way to go to and from track. 3 official companies run between city centre/airport and the track for round about €30, and as mentioned they have their own VIP lane.
Like others I will be heading to the airport after the race flight at 20.30 assuming this will leave me enough time to watch the podium then wait in taxi queue (heard it can be up to an hour?) Anybody know if its possible to book and be picked up from a pick-up point, if so I will be interested in sharing Gary
As for getting on the track after race, I havent been to Budapest but for Melbourne this year and Barcelona last I just walked down to the nearest gate with 2 or 3 laps to go and legged it along in time for the presentation
For anyone thats been general admission, am I correct in saying around about the pit straight there is a hill above the grandstands that give a great view of the last corner and start of pit straight? From looking on youtube it would appear the case (hoping the video was named correctly!)