Hungary first hosted a Grand Prix in the 1930s, but following the Second World War and the building of the Iron Curtain it was not until the 1960s that motorsport began to find a place in the country.
The valley provided natural vantage points for spectators and in 1985 work began on the Hungaroring. The track opened in 1986 and it held its first Formula One event in August that year. It was a huge success and almost 200,000 fans showed up.
Although tight and twisty, the circuit has been known to throw up
some great races. Likened by many drivers to be a giant kart track - many of the drivers relish the challenge of the circuit.
Scheduled at the start of summer, the unrelenting nature of corners and the warm conditions will thoroughly test the GP3 drivers - with Qualifying before more important than usual due to the difficulty in overtaking around the circuit.
Round 8: Races 15-16
27-29 July, 2018