Bernie Ecclestone agrees extension to Hungarian GP deal until 2021

Hungaroring has been ever-present since first race in 1986

By William Esler.   Last Updated: 31/07/13 11:20am

  • Share:

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

The Hungarian Grand Prix looks set to remain on the Formula 1 calendar until at least 2021 after Bernie Ecclestone agreed a new deal with the country's government.

Photographers were assembled ahead of Sunday's race to see the F1 boss sign the contract along with Hungarian Minister of National Development Zsuzsanna Nemeth.

"It is an extension of what we had until 2021. The whole atmosphere is good here, it is old style and we are going to see the same in Austria," Bernie Ecclestone told Sky Sports F1's Martin Brundle on his grid walk.

Earlier last week, it was confirmed that the Austrian Grand Prix will return to the calendar next season after an 11-year absence.

The Hungaroring made its debut in 1986 and only Monaco and Italy's Monza circuit have been on the calendar for longer uninterrupted spells.

  • Share:

Related

F1 in 2014

Ferrari mechanic with Pirelli tyres

Pirelli reveal next selections

The soft tyre will be used at next month's Belgian GP, Pirelli has revealed, as it confirms next round of tyre choices.

Top ten moments of 2014 so far

From on-track battles to off-track funnies, the standout moments from the first half of the campaign.

Eric Boullier: Thinks some teams have developed 'extreme' FRIC suspensions

'FRIC extremes led to action'

McLaren's Eric Boullier thinks "extreme" FRIC suspension systems have led to the FIA's decision to declare them illegal.

Most Popular

Features

Hungary questions

Hungary questions

High-five for Lewis Hamilton? Who needs a big result most? Can Red Bull close the gap in Hungary?

Lewis eyes Merc stay

Lewis eyes Merc stay

Lewis Hamilton has revealed he and Mercedes are keen to extend his contract beyond 2015.

GP2 Qualifying

GP2 Qualifying

Felipe Nasr takes maiden pole in Hungary and series leader Jolyon Palmer only seventh quickest.