The Hungarian Grand Prix organization has announced its plans that it firmly believes that this year’s Hungaroring F1 event can be held with the attendance of fans.
The Hungaroring featured the heavily updated 2020 F1 calendar, hosting the third round last year. However, the race was held behind closed doors just as the preceding Austrian and Styrian Grands Prix that kick-started the coronavirus-delayed 2020 F1 campaign.
In 2021, the Hungaroring is set to stage Round 11 of the Formula 1 World Championship, expected to be held on 30 July – 1 August. The organization responsible for the Hungarian Grand Prix is hopeful of spectator attendance, although the final decision depends on the actual coronavirus situation. The race will be organized in accordance with the appropriate pandemic precautionary measures.
Commenting on the plans, Zsolt Gyulay, CEO of Hungaroring Sport Zrt. added: “Tickets are on sale, and we trust that pandemic situation will be vastly improved by August so that we can welcome fans, similarly to the Euro 2020”.
“We have been liaising with the appropriate authorities, and we will organize the Formula 1 Magyar Nagydíj in accordance of the applicable rules and regulations. In the meantime, we encourage all to register and be vaccinated, not to miss out this year’s F1 festival at the Hungaroring.
“It’s worth knowing that 70-80% of the spectators coming to the Hungaroring are from abroad, and the travel regulations in force at the time of the race may apply to them. Although we are very optimistic that this will not be a problem by August, should restrictions be in place, we will offer a full refund to the ticket holders, as we did last year,” Gyulay concluded.
Hungary is also in talks with the UEFA about hosting become a host city for the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship. The tournament was originally scheduled to take place from 12 June to 12 July 2020, but it was postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, and rescheduled for 11 June to 11 July 2021 Hungary is expected to allow entry if a fan can show they have been infected within the past six months.