Interest in the 37th Hungarian Grand Prix, the thirteenth round of this year’s FIA World Championship series, has increased significantly. So much so that the Hungaroring may break the attendance record, with organizers expecting more than 230,000 spectators at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend, hirado.hu reports.
Anita Tóth, National Press Officer of the Hungaroring told hirado.hu that in the last decade:
230,000 spectators have registered for the Formula 1 long weekend (Thursday to Sunday) on two occasions, in 2013 and 2019, and based on ticket sales data, there is every chance that the Hungarian Grand Prix will break the record for the number of spectators this year.”
The press officer stressed that on Friday’s practice day they expect 80-90 percent occupancy, on Saturday – the day of qualifying – tickets are hard to come by, and on Sunday the 70-lap Hungarian Grand Prix will be absolutely packed, with 100,000 spectators.
As in previous years, the 37th Hungarian Grand Prix will be organized by the Pest County Police Headquarters, with a total of 1200 police officers. In addition to the staff of the Standby Police and the Budapest Police Headquarters, the Heves and Nógrád County Police Headquarters will also help to guide and direct motorists. In addition, Austrian motorcycle police officers will also arrive in the Mogyoród area to help secure the event. Police officers on horseback, dogs, motorbikes, and segways will also be on duty, and a helicopter will be on hand to monitor traffic and help direct traffic if necessary.
A police headquarters will be set up in the car park next to the track from Thursday noon, where the police control point will be located, from where commanders will supervise and coordinate police staff.
Featured image: Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes of Great Britain at the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring in Mogyorod, Hungary, on August 1, 2021. Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI