Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix: “Everyone always enjoys visiting Budapest, which is a great city”

Publicated on: July 27, 2012

In August 1986, Formula One staged the Hungarian Grand Prix, its first race behind the so-called Iron Curtain. Since, Hungary has been transformed into a European Union nation with a market economy, its streets now filled with the Mercedes, Renaults and Ferraris represented by Formula One teams.

Flying over Hungary as he returned from a failed effort to organize a Grand Prix in Russia, Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One promoter, received a suggestion from a Hungarian colleague on the flight: Why not hold a race in Budapest? … Read the full article in the New York Times