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  • #346505

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    According to the timetable I’ve just got (dated 14/7) the days are staying the same. No F2 and GP3 on Thursday.

    #345836

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    Looks like they’re likely to pull the same stunt as Silverstone and move F2 and GP3 practice to Thursday.

    #345278

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    With only a few weeks to go it’s quiet in here…

    Nobody going?

    #335176

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    They stopped the fixed price taxis a couple of years back, alas. They now go on the meter but are generally still competitive. Reckon on around 10000 HUF per journey.

    #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.

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