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  • #315874
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    The 3 taxi companies are:
    6×6 Taxi
    Taxi 2000
    City Taxi

    It’s important to only use these as they are the only ones able to use the access road. The rest will end up in traffic. The cost is around 9000ft. It did used to be a fixed price but now goes on the meter.

    #315215
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    Hi Steve,

    I’ve been to the Hungaroring for the past 4 years so can offer a bit of advice. The terrain is very rugged around the outside of the track and would likely to be difficult to walk on. The main entrance is near the first corner and so therefore you can access Gold 4, Gold 3, Super Gold, Gold 1, Gold 2, Silver 2, Silver 1 and Red bull without leaving steady concrete paved ground. Be aware though that the stands towards the last corner (Red Bull, Silver 1 etc) require you to walk up a big grass hill and around to get to them. There is a quicker route behind the stands (on concrete) but the security will not let you use it. I would suggest if you spoke to Hungaroring about your requirements beforehand they would issue you with a letter or something to allow you to walk along the flat way to your seat, which is actually much shorter.

    The others are correct in that public transport is a long way from the track. however, the taxi rank is located directly next to the main entrance. I would suggest sharing a taxi with someone and making sure you use a firm which can use the special access road (only 3 companies) to allow you quick entry to the circuit. We do it most years and can get from the center of Budapest to the track in around 15 minutes, even on Sunday.

    #303325
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    I ended up going out of the circuit on Sunday to consider my options. Very nearly spent €30 on a Ferrari fleece blanket it was that cold!

    #302047
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    Cash only for food stands. They take euros or forints. The merchandise stands will take cards.

    #302037
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    There are entrance gates at the last corner and near the first corner. They open them at the end of the race but there is a large queue and a bit of a bottleneck so you’ll have to get there in the last few laps to get near the podium.

    #301955
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    Yeah we’re there from Wednesday until Thursday the following week. 6×6 taxis have always been good for us. There used to be a fixed price but now it’s on the meter. Only 6×6, Taxi 2000 and City Taxi are able to use the VIP road so make sure it’s one of them. On the way back there is a rank outside the main entrance. The queue is fairly horrendous but it takes no more than 15 mins to be back at your hotel which is amazing after a full day in 37 degree heat. Even the air-con in the taxi is a blessing!

    #301942
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    Yeah they are from Bronze 1. On Friday you can wander about and go wherever within the stand. There is a sweet spot low down on the left hand side where you have a clear view with no fences etc. The only ticket check is at the entrance to Bronze 1 & 2 as well so you can wander all the way down to turn 5. There are a few other places for decent shots in general admission but you’ll need the longer lens. You can get close but to be up on the hills and over the fence you’ll need the reach.

    #301940
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    If you click on the pictures it tells you. I shoot with Fuji-X cameras. Most of the side on ones are at about 100mm on a 50-230mm lens. It’s the only F1 race where to do those type of shots I haven’t be constantly at the far end of the telephoto!

    #301914
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    4th year on the bounce for me. We’re in Bronze 1 as usual. We tend to get a taxi to and from the circuit. It’s worth the money to whizz down Bernie Avenue and be straight in and out, especially if you can find another couple to share with.

    Pictures from last year

    #266343
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    It’s not normally that expensive anyway. Shame the walk from the station is one of the most soul destroying things I’ve ever encountered!

    #241461
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    At least it’ll hide the empty stands…

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    #206660
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    Book with one of the 3 companies that have access to Bernie Ave and they are quick. Other ones are not.

    #239277
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    No they don’t. And with the lack of fan vision it’s ridiculous. Last year I had to resort to autosport’s twitter updates.

    #206658
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    Hi Liam,

    We’re also looking at taxis. We managed to share them last year to great success. I’ve sent a friend request so we can try and set something up.

    Andy

    #206656
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    There is no radio commentary at the track. There wasn’t any last year and there won’t be any this year either, I’ve checked directly with Hungaroring.

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