Alterations for the Hungaroring

The Hungaroring, host of the Hungarian Grand Prix since 1986, is undergoing a rebuilding programme. The start/finish straight will be lengthened by 350 metres and the first corner will be widened, which will give more overtaking opportunities. A...

The Hungaroring, host of the Hungarian Grand Prix since 1986, is undergoing a rebuilding programme. The start/finish straight will be lengthened by 350 metres and the first corner will be widened, which will give more overtaking opportunities.

A new grandstand will be built at the first corner to give better views of the action. Toward the end of the track, the last section of turns before the corner into the start/finish straight is also being altered.

Nelson Piquet won the first Hungarian GP and current champion Michael Schumacher has won three races there, two with Ferrari and one with Benetton. Rubens Barrichello took the victory there last year.

The Hungaroring was awarded the F1 Constructors Association Award 2002 at the FIA gala in December, for the best organized Grand Prix of the year.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , Nelson Piquet
Teams Ferrari , Benetton