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Americans have hardened, and this also affects Hungaroring + video

Americans have hardened, and this also affects Hungaroring + video

There is currently a live contract for the Hungarian Grand Prix until 2027, but a contract extension with US rights holder Liberty Media has been imminent since the fall. According to the Origo report, Zsolt Gyulay, President and CEO of Hungaroring Sport Zrt., said: In Bernie Ecclestone’s time, the management was lenient, but the Americans are more rigorous, so it is necessary to develop it as soon as possible in order to maintain it. Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix. However, the signing is expected in the coming weeks, which will include an additional five-year option, and with that, the Hungarian Grand Prix will cement its first place in Europe in terms of contract duration.

Currently, Bahrain has the longest contract, extending until 2036, Australia recently extended the contract until 2035, and Qatar has an agreement until 2032, with it closing when the new contract is signed.

Regarding the plans for the near future, Odam Schmidt, the State Minister responsible for sports, said that the public procurement tender for contractors will be announced in May, and a decision on the winner will be made in January 2024 at the latest.

– The Hungarian Grand Prix of this year and next year still takes place under more or less usual conditions, but according to our ideas, the preparatory work will start next year, and then construction will start in the fall of 2024 , said Ádám Schmidt.

Origo’s article here can be read.

As is known, the construction of the Hungaroring began on October 1, 1985, and was completed in a record time of 8 months – as the first Formula 1 track behind the Iron Curtain. It was rebuilt twice, the first in 1989 when the triple linden straight was removed, the second in 2003 when the first house and the thirteenth were reduced after the house straight was lowered and a taller straight was built instead. The length of the track decreased first from 4,014 meters to 3,975 metres, then in 2003 it reached its current length to 4,381 metres. In 2016, Hungaroring replaced the wear layer on the entire track of the track from its own resources, which was in great demand according to competitors’ comments.

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Cover photo: The 10,000-seat main stand is also being built in a steeper, more modern shape (Photo: Origo / Attila Polyák)

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