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Budapest

The first Hungarian Grand Prix was held in Budapest's Nepliget Park in 1936 when Tazio Nuvolari held off the all-conquering German teams in his underpowered Alfa Romeo.

Country
Hungary
Location
Nepliget Park, Budapest
Co-ordinates
47.479713, 19.110816
Latest Race
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The first Hungarian Grand Prix was held in Budapest's Nepliget Park in 1936 when Tazio Nuvolari held off the all-conquering German teams in his underpowered Alfa Romeo. Racing returned to Hungary in the early sixties on temporary circuits at Ferhegy airfield and then near to Varosliget Park. That latter venue held a round of the European Touring Car Championship in 1963 and 1964 before the race was transferred to a slightly modified version of the 1936 Nepliget Park layout from 1966 to 1972. Hungary applied to the FIA for a round of the F1 World Championship on December 9 1984 and both parks were suggested as the venue before it was decided to build the Hungaroring instead.

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Type

Temporary road course

Length

3.29 (Miles)

Change

Revised layout with hairpins and fast left handers

Type

Temporary road course

Length

3.1 (Miles)

Change

Original circuit in Nepliget Park

Fastest Race Lap

Tazio Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo Tipo-C "8C-35"), 2m35.68, 71.686 mph, GP, 1936

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