Your Trackside Guide to the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix

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.

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Getting There

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)

Circuit Entry

  • 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.

Trackside Entertainment

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.

On-Track Action

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.

Please note that the event timetable is subject to change. Please check for updates, or download the “F1® Grand Prix” app for iOS or Android.

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