The Big Driving Trip – Hungarian F1 Grand Prix – July 27th

The event that Morgan planned the route of the driving trip around has finally arrived– the Hungarian Grand Prix. It was about a 30 min drive from Budapest to the race track in Mogyoród and the fastest way there took us right through Hereos’ Square, which was a perfect way to say goodbye to Budapest. We ended up parking in a field near the track and thankfully we packed our rain jackets.  Pre-race a storm blew through but thankfully didn’t last long and the rest of the day was sunny. We had general admission tickets, so no assigned seats. We started out the race on a hill top near the starting line and then walked around the course during the race to try to get a better view of the track. The 70-lap race was won by Daniel Ricciardo for the Red Bull team after starting from fourth position. Fernando Alonso finished second in a Ferrari, with Lewis Hamilton third in a Mercedes.  As far as the setting we liked the race in Spa better, but this one was much more affordable. Also the changes they made to the cars was very noticeable – in Spa we had to keep ear plugs in when we were near the track but now you don’t really need them.  I think we liked the old cars better!  After the race we headed to Austria, stopping at the fanciest McDonalds I’d ever seen (kiosks to order from) with probably the prettiest setting ever (a huge field of sunflowers all around).