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Up front, I love the city of Budapest, it has such a vibrant social scene at night and hundreds of mainly young F1 fans gather around the Ritz Carlton, Kempinski and Hilton hotels excited and determined to meet the drivers who stay at those properties.

The first Hungarian F1 GP was in 1986 and it’s been a popular race on the calendar since.

The paddock is dated and the media centre is the worst of all tracks but you won’t have to worry about that. It can get quite hot in Budapest so you might want to get seats in the pit straight grandstand which offers afternoon shade.

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If you’re looking for a different night out, try a Budapest Sparty. A summer night spa party at Budapest’s most popular thermal bath, Szechenyi Spa & Baths.

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Tickets to the event are good value, in fact there are only 3 other races offering cheaper general admission tickets.

Budapest is a magnificent city and if you book far enough ahead, you can find great hotels at modest prices. One of the main squares is home to an impressive ferris wheel and over the race weekend it attracts hundreds of happy Hungarians. They party til the wee hours often drinking wine straight from the bottle in full view of the local police.

I’m a big fan of this event and if you’ve never been to Hungary, I suggest this might be an event you too would enjoy.

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ABOUT THE Hungarian


The track itself is a 30 minute drive from the city and is relatively compact.

Since 1986

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Lewis Hamilton (2020)

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Hungarian Grand Prix Results 2022

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Position Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3
1 George Russell Mercedes 1:18.407 1:18.154 1:17.377
2 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:18.434 1:17.946 1:17.421
3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:18.806 1:17.768 1:17.567
4 Lando Norris McLaren 1:18.653 1:18.121 1:17.769
5 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team 1:18.866 1:18.216 1:18.018
6 Fernando Alonso Alpine F1 Team 1:18.716 1:17.904 1:18.078
7 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:18.374 1:18.035 1:18.142
8 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1:18.935 1:18.445 1:18.157
9 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1:18.775 1:18.198 1:18.379
10 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:18.509 1:17.703 1:18.823
11 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1:19.118 1:18.516
12 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo 1:18.973 1:18.573
13 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team 1:18.993 1:18.825
14 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:19.205 1:19.137
15 Mick Schumacher Haas F1 Team 1:19.164 1:19.202
16 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1:19.240
17 Alexander Albon Williams 1:19.256
18 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1:19.273
19 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:19.527
20 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:19.570
Position Driver Team Time Points
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:39:35.912 25
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +7.834 19
3 George Russell Mercedes +12.337 15
4 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +14.579 12
5 Sergio Pérez Red Bull +15.688 10
6 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +16.047 8
7 Lando Norris McLaren +1:18.300 6
8 Fernando Alonso Alpine F1 Team 4
9 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team 2
10 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1
11 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 0
12 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 0
13 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo 0
14 Mick Schumacher Haas F1 Team 0
15 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 0
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team 0
17 Alexander Albon Williams 0
18 Nicholas Latifi Williams 0
19 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 0
20 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 0