In the heat of summer
And then they were eleven. The final event before the summer break, the eleventh race in the season so far, emerges like a mirage from the heat of Central Europe: the team heads to Budapest ready to face soaring temperatures as a heat wave pushes the meters to more than 40C.
At the height of the season, with just a final race weekend before the two-week shutdown that will see the whole paddock relocate to more amenable holiday locations, there is still a job to be done. On a track like the Hungaroring, a twisty, unforgiving old-school beast that rewards rhythm above all, there is an opportunity to show what we can do, targeting that top ten finish that has eluded us in the last few rounds.
Nestled in the hills outside Budapest, squeezed between a motorway and a water park, this circuit is a throwback to a different time: Monaco without the walls, they said; a test of mental and physical strength for the drivers, who have no real place to rest as they churn lap after lap of this undulating layout – all while tackling the boiling temperatures in the cockpit.
The battle on track will be just as fierce as ever: minute margins rewarding every daring bet, punishing every mistake. To do well, drivers and cars will need to be at their joint best. Once the lights go, the competition will be sizzling – just as the spectators, in what promises to be an incredibly well-attended event.
In this scenario, Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN will be going the extra mile to reward the fans, many from nearby Poland, filling the grandstands throughout the weekend. The team will launch a dedicated activity Booth in which supporters will be able to see one of our cars up close, take part in special contests and shop (and win!) exclusive merchandise.
Located in the popular Silver Fan Zone and open all day between Friday and Sunday, the Team Booth will heavily feature fan-favourite, Robert Kubica, with the Pole joining fans for exclusive Zoom meet & greet sessions. A range of team equipment, memorabilia and other items will be on display, as well as life-sized cut-outs of Robert for fans to pose with, with the best selection of team merchandise in the whole circuit also on offer.
A hot, really hot weekend, then – both on and off the track. With the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Team Booth, turns out the water park across the road is not the biggest temptation for those in attendance after all…
The Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Booth
The Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN booth will be situated in the Silver Fan Zone, roughly by the outside of Turn 12.
- Friday 7.30am – 7pm
- Saturday 7.30am – 7pm
- Sunday 7.30am – 6pm
The Booth is split into three segments:
- ARRO Team Exhibition Area – with Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN car and Race Equipment Displays
- Merchandise Sales Shop Corner – also featuring a special edition Robert Kubica Team cap
- Digital interaction Photo Wall
On Friday & Saturday, 14:00PM (local time), we will run an exclusive virtual Meet & Greet session with Robert Kubica for super Robert fans.