Hungaroring circuit (Hungary)

Hungaroring circuit (Hungary)

The Hungaroring is nicknamed the "turnstile" because of its continuing sequences of turns, especially in the second sector... In fact, cars must be regulated with maximum support to perform good turns.

The circuit was the scene of memorable moments such as Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansell's wheel loss in 1987, the same Mansell twelfth win and a brilliant overtaking of Senna in 1989, the superb race of Damon Hill on the modest Arrows in 1997 which misses the victory of little. In 2009, Felipe Massa suffered a serious facial wound after receiving on the helmet a spring of about 800 grams from the Rubens Barrichello car that preceded it.

Hungaroring was also the place of the first victory of pilots like Damon Hill in 1993, Fernando Alonso in 2003, Jenson Button in 2006 or Heikki Kovalainen in 2008. This circuit knew its first GP in the rain only 2006.

Characteristics

  • Length of the runway: 4,381 km
  • Length of the pit straight: 788 meters
  • Width of the runway: 15 meters maximum in the pit lane, 10 to 11 meters elsewhere
  • Elevation of the circuit: 36 meters