Located 20km outside the historic city of Budapest, the Hungaroring offers a lively trackside atmosphere as fans gather from all over Europe for the last race before the summer break. Here’s the lowdown for those of you going to the track this weekend for the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix.
The Hungaroring is around 20km northeast of downtown Budapest. Learn more about the best ways to get to the circuit: 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix - Getting Around Guide. Please note that train and bus services have changed for 2019 and there is only one official taxi company recommended for trips to the circuit: 6x6 Taxi (+361 666 6666)
- Gate Opening Times: Friday 07:30-19:00, Saturday 07:30-18:30, Sunday 07:00-18:30
- Click here for a map with road and circuit gates highlighted.
- Entrance restrictions: see point 8 from Terms & Conditions (prohibited items include: glass, drones, bicycles, any kind of seats, cooler bags, backpack exceeding 20kgs, non-collapsible umbrellas or parasols, or any other objects which might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety. The allowed quantity of food and beverage to be taken into the Race Track: maximum 0.5 litres of liquid/person (water, soft drink, etc.) and sandwiches in not commercial quantity.
The main F1 Fanzone is located behind the Super Gold Grandstand on the Main Straight. As well as being the go-to place for the best range of merchandise, food and drink, you’ll also find plenty of interactive displays, challenges and simulators. Most meals are priced at around 5-10 EUR and a 0.5 litre beer costs 1000 HUF (approx. 3 EUR). For more ideas on what to do away from the track in Budapest, read our 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Travel Guide.
The F1 cars hit the track on Friday for two 90-minute practice sessions, from 11:00-12:30 and 15:00-16:30. The third and final 60-minute practice session runs from 12:00-13:00 on Saturday before qualifying from 15:00-16:00. The main event begins at 15:10 on Sunday and runs for a maximum of 2 hours. The on-track schedule in Hungary also includes Formula 2 and Formula 3, both of which stage two races over the course of the weekend. Porsche Supercup racing completes the schedule at the Hungaroring this year, with the main race starting at 12:40 on Sunday.
Thursday 1 August
|F1 Experiences||Guided Track Tour & Exclusive Pit Lane Walk*||15:30-16:30|
|Promoter Activity||Public Pit Lane Walk||16:15-18:15|
*Starter, Trophy, Hero & Premier Ticket Packages only.
Friday 2 August
|Formula 3||Practice Session||09:35-10:20|
|Formula 1||First Practice Session (FP1)||11:00-12:30|
|Formula 2||Practice Session||13:00-13:45|
|Formula 1||Second Practice Session (FP2)||15:00-16:30|
|Formula 2||Qualifying Session||16:55-17:25|
|Porsche Supercup||Practice Session||17:50-18:35|
Saturday 3 August
|Formula 3||Qualifying Session||09:00-09:30|
|Formula 2||Race One (37 laps or 60 mins)||10:10-11:15|
|Formula 1||Third Practice Session (FP3)||12:00-13:00|
|Porsche Supercup||Qualifying Session||13:25-13:55|
|Formula 1||Qualifying Session||15:00-16:00|
|Formula 3||Race One (22 laps or 40 mins)||16:45-17:30|
|Promoter Activity||Memorial Lap||17:45-17:55|
Sunday 4 August
|Formula 3||Race Two (22 laps or 40 mins)||10:00-10:45|
|FIA Formula 2||Race Two (28 laps or 45 mins)||11:25-12:15|
|Porsche Supercup||Race (15 laps or 30 mins)||12:40-13:15|
|Formula 1||Drivers' Track Parade||13:30-14:00|
|Promoter Activity||Starting Grid Presentation||14:00-14:15|
|Formula 1||2019 Hungarian Grand Prix||15:10-17:10|