First held in 1986 when Hungary was still behind the Iron Curtain, this particular fixture has been ever present since. Certainly not one of the popular races, with temperatures often unbearable and the bumpy, winding track can mean the race resembles the warm-up lap with cars unable to pass. Grid position here is as important as in Monaco as opportunities to over-take are scarce to say the least. Add to that the fact that the surrounding scrub can deposit a large amount of dirt on the track means that straying of the racing line can turn the track in to an ice-rink. Overall speeds will be slow with cars set up for maximum downforce and the heat of the Hungarian summer can mean a number of retirements.