The Hungarian Grand Prix is hosted at the Hungaroring Circuit on the outskirts of the capital city Budapest. The circuit first hosted a racing event in 1936 where three teams participated, being Mercedes Benz, Alfa Romeo powered Ferrari and Auto Union.
In 1986, Hungaroring Circuit hosted the first Formula One race event at the village of Mogyoród near Budapest. The race circuit is well known for its twisty and dusty features due to its under usage in the absence of Formula One events. The circuit had never experienced a wet race event until the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix.
The Hungaroring is 4.381 km long with fourteen corners and usually overtaking during a race is non-existent due to narrow nature of the track, however, the track was modified in 2003 to allow more overtaking. The 1993 Hungarian GP symbolised the first race win for Damon Hill and the youngest GP winner Fernando Alonso took his first race win at the same circuit in 2003. In 2014, Jenson Button took a race victory under wet conditions having started the race from 14th position on the grid.
MOST RACE WINS
Lewis Hamilton holds the most race wins, on seven (7) victories, at the Hungaroring track followed by Michael Schumacher with four race victories. McLaren are the only constructor with most race victories, having gathered eleven (11) and Williams sitting at seven (7) victories.
The Hungarian GP at the Hungaroring circuit will remain on the Formula One calendar for the next seven years, having renewed its contract in 2013.