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Hungarian GP

Date: 28 Jul 2013

Hungarian GP
Circuit Name Hungaroring (Budapest)
Type of Circuit Permanent
Inaugurated 1986
Circuit Length 4.381 km
Race Distance 306.630 km
Number of Laps 70
Total Number of Turns 14
Right-Hand Turns 8
Left-Hand Turns 6
Direction of the Circuit Clockwise
Lap Record 1:19.071 – Michael Schumacher (2004)
2012 Fastest Race Lap 1:24.136 – Sebastian Vettel
2012 Pole Position 1:20.953 – Lewis Hamilton
2012 Race Winner Lewis Hamilton

The first ever Hungarian Grand Prix took place in 1936 but, for different reasons, it would not be raced again until the year 1986 when it entered the Formula 1 World Championship. The Hungaroring, sitauted in a valley 19 kilometres off the centre of Budapest, was inaugurated in 1986 and has hosted every Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix. It is the circuit with best visibility from a spectator’s point of view, since from any point approximately 80% of the track can be seen. Measuring a total of 4.381km, the Hungarian circuit is one of the shortest on the calendar although it is, at the same time, one of the most demanding tracks because of its numerous turns and changes of direction. It requires a high level of downforce and is a low-grip track since it is barely used during the year.