Hungaria rocks. I’ve been 3 times – 2006, 2007 and 2009 – Button, Hamilton, Hamilton in terms of the winners :-)
Camping there is the way forward, it’s normally hot, and you get loads of Polish, Finish and German / Austrian fans there, who are all really friendly and up for drunken party times after the race.
In terms of places to watch, the great thing about Hungary is that even with GA tickets, you can get loads of good spots around the whole circuit because it’s set in a natural bowl.
We’ve been in the Silver stand before the start / finish straight before (was the Red Bull stand in 2007, but not sure if it’s still branded that way), and it’s a good section as you can see the whole final section, which starts with a good overtaking point at the end of the back straight.
Such a great place to watch a race though, regardless of where you sit. As always, be sure to take advantage of the free reign you get on where to watch the Free Practice sessions on Friday (not the Super Gold down the main straight, but apart from that, anywhere you like)!
I’m toying with Austin this year, but come July will still be tempted to go to Hungary. My first F1 experience, and has a special place for me as a result.
My top tip is to make a holiday of it. Budapest is a cool city, but it’s also really centrally located with Hungary bordering a lot of countries, and lots of cheap-ish international trains and stuff.
In 2006 we had a night in Bratislava before the GP weekend, then 4 nights in Budapest over the GP weekend, before going to Brno in Czech Republic for 2 nights afterwards.
Then in 2007, we camped over the race weekend from Weds to Monday, and then got an overnight train to Krakow, Poland, where we had 3 days.
Then in 2009, we again camped before heading over by train to Llubljana in Slovenia, and having a few days exploring the capital as well as Bled. All great trips, not too pricey and really turns your F1 trip into a proper holiday with F1 thrown in for good measure.
Enjoy yourselves, whatever you do though! :-)