|1. In 1986 Hungary made an important political and economic statement when it became the first country behind the "Iron Curtain" to host a Formula 1 race.
2. The track is located in a valley of 100 hectares surrounded by 50 hectares of winding hills. With this exceptional natural advantage, almost 70% of the track is visible from all angles.
3. Hungaroring is narrow, twisted and bumpy.
4. Some say that the Hungaroring is similar to the Monaco circuit, due to its tight and twisty corners.
5. With 4,381 m in length the Hungaroring is one of the shortest and slowest circuits of the season.
6. The lack of long straights and therefore hard breaking points makes overtaking very complicated.
7. In 2003, the start/finish straight was altered in order to provide a longer run into first corner. It now offers slightly more scope for overtaking.
8. Normally it is very hot during the Hungarian race weekend and the asphalt can reach over 50°C. This makes the venue physically challenging for drivers.
9. Apart from the start/finish straight with 700m, the rest of the track is a number of medium and slow speed corners, one after another.10. More traffic means more dust on the track, which makes driving more difficult as the weekend goes by.