Hungaroring to begin revamp in autumn
8 January 2017 – Officials at the Hungaroring, home of the Hungarian Grand Prix, have confirmed that facilities will be revamped over the next couple of years.
Formula 1 has visited the Hungaroring on an annual basis since 1986, and last year its contract, originally set to expire in 2021, was extended through to 2026.
The entirety of the track was resurfaced prior to last year's event and officials set aside budget in order to carry out further renovations.
The project is set to be conducted in three phases; the first, which will begin in the autumn, is to focus on improving grandstand areas and the TV commentary boxes.
The construction of a new pit building and garages is set to commence in autumn 2018, while in the third phase a new visitor centre and museum will be built.
Circuit officials have insisted that development works will not affect its major events, including the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix and its European Formula 3 round.
This year's Hungarian Grand Prix will take place from July 28-30, the last event before the sport's annual summer break.