Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix 2021

Key Facts, International Travel, and Things to Do




The capital city of Hungary, Budapest is the most populous city in Hungary and the ninth largest city in the EU. Originally a Celtic settlement, Budapest was transformed into the Roman town of Aquincum and was one of the European countries affected by the Mongol invasion of Europe in the 13th century. The city was also part of the Ottoman Empire for 150 years, the co-capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and part of the Soviet Union, making the history of the city rich and culturally diverse.

Budapest is an Beta + global city with strengths in commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The central area of the city along the Danube River is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and includes several notable buildings such as the Hungarian Parliament and the Buda Castle. The city also has around 80 geothermal springs, the largest thermal water cave system and the third largest parliament building in the world.

  • Language

  • Currency

    Hungarian Forint (HUF)
  • Time Zone

    CEST (GMT+0200)


International Travel

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is located approximately 40km away from the circuit. Bus 100E goes from the airport to Kobanya-Kispest metro station and departs from the airport every 30 minutes. The trip takes approximately 35 minutes. In order to get to the city centre from there you will have to take the M3 metro line towards u00DAjpestu2013Ku00F6zpont.


For more information on where to stay and accommodation, check out our dedicated Accommodation page.

Things to do

Buda Castle

The historical castle and palace complex of Hungarian kings. Originally constructed in 1265, the Baroque palace that occupies most of the site today was built around 1749-1769. Buda Castle now houses the Hungarian National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum.

Szu00E9chenyi Medicinal Bath

The largest medicinal bath in Europe. Its water is supplied by two thermal springs at temperatures of 74 and 77 degrees centigrade.

Heroes' Square

One of the major squares in Budapest, it is well-known for its iconic statues, featuring the Seven chieftains of the Magyars and other important Hungarian national leaders. The Memorial Stone of heroes is also found here, which is also known as the Tomb of the Unknown soldier. The square hosts the Museum of Fine Arts and has played an important part in contemporary Hungarian history and has been a host to many political events.

Central Market Hall

Located at the end of the famous pedestrian shopping street Vu00E1ci utca, the Central market Hall is the oldest and largest indoor market in Budapest. Groceries, souvenirs, spices and wines can be found here, as well as many specialised fishmongers, butchers and eateries.


The average temperature in Budapest during July is very warm, at around 28 degrees centigrade. Overnight temperatures can feel chilly at around 16 degrees centigrade, so light layers is recommended for evenings. Although July falls in the Hungarian summertime, there is always a small chance of rainfall. We therefore recommend packing waterproof clothing just in case!

Provisional Date

The date of this race is based on the provisional calendar. Usually these dates do not change but this cannot be guaranteed until the final calendar is released towards the end of the year. If the date of the race does change, it will not affect the validity of any tickets you purchase for the event. If possible, we recommend booking any accommodation and flights/travel on a flexible basis or waiting until the calendar is confirmed.

For extra peace of mind, you can take out Booking Protection cover at the checkout and receive a refund on your booking including service and delivery fees if the event date changes and you cannot attend on the new date.

Event timetable

Fri 11:00
Formula 1
Practice 1
Fri 15:00
Formula 1
Practice 2
Sat 12:00
Formula 1
Practice 3
Sat 15:00
Formula 1
Sun 15:10
Formula 1