Hungarian Grand Prix 2018: Five Reasons to Visit

Hungarian Grand Prix 2018: Five Reasons to Visit

With the 2017 F1 Championship almost over, we’ve been having a look back at some of the highlights of the season – one of which was a dramatic race at the Hungaroring just before the summer break. We think the Hungarian Grand Prix 2018 could prove just as unmissable. Here are five reasons you should visit… 1. Dramatic F1 action The 2017 race in Hungary was one of the most memorable of the season, with Lewis Hamilton giving up third place for his teammate Valtteri Bottas in a move which cost him crucial points and ultimately could have cost him the championship. If the race had an exciting ending, the start was almost as dramatic, with Max Verstappen colliding with Daniel Ricciardo on the first lap and ending the Australian’s race. A visit to the tight and twisty Hungaroring will also bring back memories for long-time F1 fans, with memorable incidents including Damon Hill’s first win in 1993, Nigel Mansell’s lost wheel in 1987 and then his victory in 1989 after starting 12th and dramatically overtaking Ayrton Senna. If any moments like this are repeated next July, you won’t want to miss the Hungarian Grand Prix 2018. 2. Hungarian thermal baths The Hungarian Grand Prix 2018 takes place on 29 July – the perfect time to squeeze in a summer holiday. Most visitors tend to stay in Budapest, a city with an abundance of things to do while away from the track. A visit wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Hungarian thermal baths, which the capital is famous for. Although there are a number to choose from, Szechenyi...
The 2018 Ryder Cup Venue: What to Expect From the Course

The 2018 Ryder Cup Venue: What to Expect From the Course

Next year, France will play host to one of the most exciting events in the golfing calendar: the 2018 Ryder Cup venue will be Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, just outside Paris. The competition is set to take place from 28th-30th September, and will mark only the second time continental Europe has hosted the Ryder Cup. Europe will be keen to get their hands back on the trophy after America’s 17-11 victory at Hazeltine, Minnesota in 2016. Europe have dominated the Ryder Cup since 2002, having won six of the last eight tournaments – so no doubt they’ll be looking to get their record back on track now they’re on home soil. But what can we expect from the 2018 Ryder Cup venue? Let’s take a look… The 2018 Ryder Cup venue: Le Golf National Le Golf National was designed by architects Hubert Chesneau and Robert von Hagge. A relatively new course, it opened for play in 1990, and has hosted the French Open every year since but two. The 2018 Ryder Cup venue will be Le Golf National’s spectacular championship course, L’Albatros. L’Albatros is notoriously difficult, and a favourite for many players. Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell said of it: “This is such a difficult course here, we may have one of the greatest Ryder Cup venues in European golf history in 2018.” The 2018 Ryder Cup venue: what’s the course like? L’Albatros is a stadium course featuring expansive, undulating fairways and links-style bunkers. It has few trees, but in typical European Ryder Cup style, plenty of water hazards to keep players on their toes. The man-made hills and undulations...