Going to the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring
- 15th July 2015, 10:46 at 10:46 am #301941
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!15th July 2015, 11:07 at 11:07 am #301942
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.15th July 2015, 12:19 at 12:19 pm #301954
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?15th July 2015, 12:24 at 12:24 pm #301955
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!15th July 2015, 14:35 at 2:35 pm #301961
Haha, yeah i bet! Just looked at the weather forecast and Thursday and Friday its meant to be 35/36 degrees! Lovely and toasty! Gonna need plenty of bottles of water!18th July 2015, 21:39 at 9:39 pm #302036Lizzie KingParticipant
We have general admission tickets for this year’s Hungarian GP. Is there anywhere we can get access to the track/podium area at the end of the race?
Thanks for any info & we might see you there!
Lizzie18th July 2015, 22:01 at 10:01 pm #302037
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.19th July 2015, 11:09 at 11:09 am #302046JJParticipant
Do the different food stands etc. take credit cards? I’d prefer to not carry cash with me if it’s possible. How’s the situation at Hungaroring these days? I’ve never visited before.
Thanks!19th July 2015, 11:23 at 11:23 am #302047
Cash only for food stands. They take euros or forints. The merchandise stands will take cards.20th July 2015, 21:44 at 9:44 pm #302108JJParticipant
Thanks Andy!21st July 2015, 7:14 at 7:14 am #302115GaryParticipant
I’m going straight to airport after the chequered flag on Sunday. Anybody interested in sharing a taxi?
Also, are there any security restrictions what cannot be brought into the area? (I’ll be bringing my luggage into the area as I’m going airport straight after)21st July 2015, 9:27 at 9:27 am #302119SteveParticipant
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!)21st July 2015, 18:11 at 6:11 pm #302189DaveyParticipant
Going to Hungaroring Saturday and Sunday from town centre. Planning to go about 9 am or so
Anyone interested in sharing a taxi?
Also which taxis have VIP access?23rd July 2015, 13:02 at 1:02 pm #302233GaryParticipant
Hey Steve, I private messaged you. Please check! Thanks!
Anyway I’m gonna go for the literally today! Hope it ain’t too hot!
Anywhere in Budapest to buy a picnic mat? I’m general admission so I’ll need to sit on grass!
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