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SBD Global/January 23, 2014/Facilities

Hungaroring Spokesperson Says Track Needs Renovations Ahead Of F1 Grand Prix In July

The Hungaroring racetrack near Budapest, Hungary "has to make urgent renovations ahead of the F1 grand prix on July 27," according to the SID. The Hungaroring was built in '85, and a track spokesperson said that its "asphalt surface, curbs, drainage system and electronics are outdated." To make the race go ahead as planned, the Hungaroring's operator "has to reach an agreement with Hungary's government about the financing of the renovation in a timely fashion." Track spokesperson Agnes Kovacs said that "talks on the issue have already progressed." The renovation costs are expected to be around €3M ($4.1M) (SID, 1/21).
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