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27th July, 2018

Formula One comes to town

Tens of thousands of tourists have descended on Budapest as the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix gets underway today at the Mogyoród racetrack.

A big snarl-up developed in the vicinity of the Hungaroring at Mogyoród on Thursday afternoon, and police will impose traffic restrictions in the vicinity of the track and on roads leading there from Friday morning.

Pest county police press spokesman Tamás András told a press conference at Mogyoród that the local force will be assisted by the Emergency Police, Bács county police, as well as Austrian, Slovak, Romanian and Polish police.

Police are asking visitors not to leave any valuables in their parked cars.

The official programme starts at 11 a.m. Friday with the first time trials followed at 3 p.m. with the second time trials and at noon on Saturday with the third practice run.

The race itself begins with a roar of engines at 3:10 p.m. Sunday.

All race events of the weekend will be broadcast live on M4 Sport channel.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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