The Hungaroring. Dull track for single-seaters, yes. But there is an underlying subtext that makes it a - nevertheless - interesting event to have on the Formula One calendar. Bit of history and facts.
I got handed my Friday Free Practice tickets the other day and I was already sinking into the warm tub of thought of going to my first ever Formula One event. Not too crazy about F1 to be extremely honest, but it is one of the biggest single sporting events in the year in Hungary.
Why the Friday free practice, then? Well, mostly it is finance. Sunday and even Saturday tickets are off-the-roof expensive for most of the race fans residing East of the former Iron Curtain. Also, judging by our previous experience at the DTM race with Mikey, we figured being at the track is more of a "race experience" as it is hard to see the big picture of happenings (yes, there are huge screens in front of every grandstand, but I did not pay to watch TV).