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  • #324256
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    I’m a big fan of Tanti but it’s a little outside of the centre.

    #324243
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    In the city? Entirely depends on your budget and cuisine you want. I tend to me drinking 50p pints in the cheaper places and eating cheap Thai noodles but I can give a bit more advice if you can tell me more.

    #323969
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    Me too. Staying at the IBIS built into the station so should be ok. First time at Hockenheim (double header with Budapest). Really looking forward to it.

    #323968
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    They are just the top row of the stand. I would choose the tickets at Turn 1 unless you need the shade.

    #323967
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    1- The free shuttle bus service from Arpad Had : is it on all 3 days or just on the last day ( race day ) ?
    Every day (not Thursday). It’s ridiculously busy!

    2- Is the Euro accepted everywhere in the city or do I need to convert to the local currency ?
    No Euros anywhere as far as I know. You need to change to HUF.

    3- Is the VIP stand ticket really worth paying that extra 14 % when compared to the SUPER GOLD ?
    Personally I wouldn’t go for Super Gold or VIP. They are both the same stand but VIp has the highest rows. It’s covered but what’s the point of sitting on a straight?

    4- Anyone has a link or photo of the seating plan for the VIP STAND please ?
    Nope.

    5- Is there a Pitlane walk ? If yes then is it on Thurday and what time ?
    Normally on Thursday. It’s very busy and the only entrance is the main grandstand. You are herded down the pit striahgt, in one end of the pit lane and out of the other end. I did it once and would never do it again. There are no drivers present.

    6- Is free wifi available at city for tourists ? Is it available on the Track?
    Free wifi is unusual in Budapest. The track does not have any wifi (or even a radio brodacast of commentary). There is normally a decent 4G connection and I use it to listen to 5live commentary and check updates on twitter during the race.

    7- since il be there for 8 days is there any prepaid telecom package that you recommend I should buy ?
    Btw – I’m staying close to the centre of the city if anyone is interested in sharing a taxi or car rental on the RETURN FROM the race and qualifier I’m happy to join :)
    Can’t help with this i’m afraid.

    Have fun!

    #323449
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    Hungary is a fantastic country and very cheap to boot. Current weather is very hot so hopefully that sticks around!

    #323209
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    I always book mine through gpticketshop and they are fantastic. Have managed to sort me out with specific seats every year. Gone for the 3 corner Bronze for a change this year.

    You should have no problem picking up your tickets. The booths are literally outside the main gate that you would need to walk past anyway as you go in.

    4 weeks to go!

    #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!

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