Based on the guidelines of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Hungary can start planning an August start for its calendar of international races, Gyárfás Oláh, president of the Hungarian Autosport Federation (MNASZ), said on Monday.
Of the international categories that race in Hungary, Formula One is the series whose dates are the most “set in stone” as it is the most difficult calendar to rearrange, Olah, the Hungarian member of the FIA World Motor Sport Council, told public news channel M1.
“Right now it’s looking more and more likely that the season will begin in Austria and will be followed by the British and Hungarian Grand Prixs,”
he said. “Hopefully Hungary will be able to organise its race in August.”
Oláh said there was also a chance that Hungary’s reigning World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) champion Norbert Michelisz will get to race on home turf later this year after the race at the Hungaroring originally scheduled for late April had to be called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The promoter is thinking of putting together an entirely new calendar that would skip all the Asian rounds and feature only the European ones, including the Hungaroring,”
Oláh said, adding that if the new calendar is approved, it would also include the Hungarian race.