Jean Todt, the head of international motorsport governing body FIA, said Hungary is ready to host more international racing events in an exclusive interview with MTI on Friday.
Hungary has a “bright future” in motorsport, Todt told MTI. He added that:
The country has the capacity to host more international contests.
He said that talks are under way on Budapest hosting a Formula E race. Formula E is a motorsport championship that uses only electric cars.
Todt acknowledged the FIA’s strong ties with the Hungarian National Auto Sport Association (MNASZ) and its chairman Gyárfás Oláh, as well as with the Hungarian Auto Club. The FIA also has a close cooperation with the Hungarian government, he added, noting state secretary for sport Tünde Szabó’s commitment to motorsport.
Hungarian Grand Prix of Formula 1 Will Be Held This Weekend With Strict Rules and Without Spectators
Todt plans to watch the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix to take place behind closed doors at the Hungaroring, on the outskirts of Budapest, on Sunday. Meanwhile, before the main race of the 35th Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix tomorrow, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel topped the timesheets ahead of Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes in the second free practice session at the Hungaroring racing circuit on Friday.
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