The Balatonring was a failed project to revive the short-lived Hungarian motorcycle Grand Prix after two decades. This is the story of the track that was left behind, unfinished. [UPDATED]
This is the story of a group of Hungarian Grand Prix drivers who could have written motor racing history in the 1920s and 1930s before the waves of war swept old Europe away. [warning: heavy use of gifs]
The day Formula 1 first set a wheel at a race track following the passing of one of its own.
This is how five-time World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio did NOT manage to design the first Formula One track behind the Iron Curtain.
Finally, the time has come. I've made it to a Formula One event. It wasn't the race, though, only free practice. But even that was enough to re-evaluate some of my ideas about the world of F1.
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.
...wait for it...
Ayrton Senna did this Marlboro-organised TV-interview in a Budapest hotel some time before the 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix.