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During the late morning hours of January, 12 the representatives from the press and media were called to participate at the announcement of the forthcoming broadcast of the 2012 Formula 1 Circus. This year the full coverage will be within four networks: the „MTV m1” Hungarian Television, the „Duna” TV, the „MTI” (Hungarian News Agency) and last but not least two Hungarian Radio Bands: the mr1 „Kossuth” and mr2 „Petőfi” will be on-air. Both of the Hungarian Radio’s will take part in the coverage by giving updates during the morning, noon and evening hours to fill-in the F1 lovers of the day’s figures.

But before continuing what has been said, I would like to fill-in with an overview from a bit of the retrospect side: August, 15. 1976, „just” 36 yrs. ago the Eurovision and the Intervision “Intervizió”  (a bygone era of the dissolution of the world socialist system the transmissions of the Intervizio ended) charging gave the permission for the Sport Department of the Hungarian Television to give the coverage of the World’s most popular circus „the raceland” of the Formula1. At the time being of the race the weather was not by the side of the F1. Before and during the race the pouring rain almost washed away the whole race. The race was started three times. The interruptions stretched a net out to the limited time of broadcasting. This led the viewers not to see the final countdown. The whole country was extremely fed up of not seeing the full coverage. For weeks this insufficiency was the topic in the air and the newspapers.

So heading back to to-day’s Press Conference Hall, held at the Hotel Intercontinental – Budapest, two huge „objects” were out on display covered with black silk material. Wasn’t too much of a challenge to guess what they were covering. Yet when they took their seats  and the lights went off, the high sound of speeding-up engines and imitated smoke placed at the rare side of the black silk covered objects, gave the feeling already your out at the circus. Great intro! Then as slowly the covers were taken down and the eye met two „King” vehicles it was like a theme park experience.

Seated at the Board of the Press Conference were dr. István Böröcz, General Director, MTVA, Mr. Zsolt Gyulay, President and General Director, Hungaroring, Mr. Balázs Medveczky, General Director, Hungarian television and Mr. Tamás Frank, Vice-President, Hungaroring, Ms. Ágnes Cserháti, spokesman lady, MTVA the Media Services and Support Trust Fund.

Mr. Tamás Frank spoke about the background of having these two cars on board. As he said, „Months before the race, most of the cars are pretty busy, that is understandable, yet the Hungarian organizers were able to get „within hours” two brands, the Renault and the Red Bull to port them over to the Budapest’s Press Conference.” Another „present” brought to the scene of the press conference was given to our eyes by Mr. Tamás Frank who brought his own collection of grand F1 racer’s helmets from the present and the past decades. Uploaded the snaps, see for yourself and go down the memory lane of the F1 family throughout the decades.

Congratulations to both sides. Well done! This is what I call a real co-operation.

Heard at the press conference, that each year there is always much speculation when it comes about the future of the grand prix due to the cost of hosting the race at the Hungaroring (Budapest),but in most countries this is the familiar question when it comes to organizing a hug sport event like this, but this year it will be present to see and have the feeling of a most probably watched broadcast event in the World. Yet, well-known the F1 brings a great impact to the business of tourism in each and every country where the engines raw high! The 2012 season will surely bring stronger competitor who are full year around the clock in training hard through the winter and summer (Downunder) to reach their goal.

Also have to keep in mind that the Formula 1 race is one of the sporty events where both men and women are highly enchanted by the mood, the excitement around the clock

Surely the year 2012 will be a great challenging sporty year with just mentioning a few of the roll ups to come. The Olympic Games, the European 2012 UEFA footy games and not to mention one of the World’s most followed, watched series of sport events, whereas the players and the teams make the headlines with their interesting and exciting series in the „raceland” of the Formula1. Circus.

As expected, today at the press conference the forthcoming broadcasting team was introduced.. The public television and the radio crew members will be:Mr. Gábor Réz, Editor, Mr. Dániel Mezei, Commentator, Mr. Gábor Wéber, Adviser long with the commentator, Mr. Zoltán Szujó, Riporter at the “Box Str.”, Ms. Adrienn Bende, Riporter on the spot, Ms. Emese Bera, representing the Radio.

Soon the Aussie’s will be out watching the “Grand Day” but before it comes the tests are already rolling along during the following dates and places: February, 7-10. in Jerez, February, 21-24 and March 1-4 in Barcelona.

The “first shot”, the “waving flag” will surely break the high engines sound as off they go to warm up the tracks at the Australian Grand Prix between March, 16-18 in Melbourne at the Albert Park.

Hungary’s F1 will be the 11th senario the in line of this circus at the Hungaroring on July,27-29.

Get ready for the start!

Dates that should be marked in ya diary:

March, 16-18                    Australia –  Albert  Park

March, 23-25                   Malaysian – Sepang

April, 13-15                      Chinese – Shanghai

April, 20-22                     Bahrain – BIC

May, 11-13                        Spanish – Catalunya

May, 24-27                       Monaco – Monaco

June, 8-10                        Canadian –  Giles Villeneuve

June, 22-24                     European – Valencia

July, 6-8                            British -.Silverstone

July, 20-22                      German – Hockenheim

July, 27-29                       Hungarian – Hungaroring (Budapest)

Aug.31-Sept.2                  Belgium – Spa

Sept.,7-9                            Italian – Monza

Sept.,21-23                       Singapore – Singapore

October,5-7                      Japanese – Suzuka

October,12-14                  Korean – KIC

October,26-28                 Indian – Delhi

November,2-4                 Abu Dhabi Yas – Marina

November,16-18            USA – Austin

November,23-25           Brazilian – Interlagis

update and snap by Aggie Reiter


15 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Chris on 23/01/2012 at 09:07

    My advice to all residents in the proximity of the racing track….make certain your earplugs are nearby…..I live in Melbourne Australia and when the drivers have been practicing at Albert Park which is now an annual event, be prepared….The sound will carry for many a kilometre but the upside is it brings a great deal to the hosting nation via tourism and just general anticipation and excitement is palpable…Very detailed report, Thank You

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