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]
I am the guy with the keyboard, the Internet and some command of English. Here’s how I barely missed out on bringing a race (or two) together.
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.
What happens when you put one of the most interesting, loudest race cars on one of the most boring (but not character-less) racetracks in the world? Hope for good support races.
DTM started their pre-season test at the Hungaroring earlier today. Winter has done some damage to the track (more like last year's winter), thus when the German monster cars were whooshing over cracks, they became potholes and the session was halted.
Lots of people hate the Hungaroring because it does not support exciting racing for open-wheelers (except when raining - not a common feature in late July). What it does support is complex technical challenge for qualifying as it is just corner after corner.