Károly Méhes

Károly Méhes (born 1965) is a Hungarian F1 journalist and author. He has been covering F1 since 1990 for Hungarian and international magazines (The Paddock Magazine) and is also an expert for the Hungarian broadcaster. Since 1998, Méhes has published two dozen Formula 1 books, most recently a popular volume of interviews about Gilles Villeneuve (Pitch Publishing 2018). He lives in Pécs, South Hungary.

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Rene Arnoux on Gilles Villeneuve & the 1979 French Grand Prix

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Rene Arnoux on Gilles Villeneuve & the 1979 French Grand Prix

René Arnoux reminisces with Károly Méhes as the 40th anniversary of his classic wheel-to-wheel battle with Gilles Villeneuve at the 1979 French Grand Prix in Dijon approaches.

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Barcelona, the ideal venue for F1 Testing

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Barcelona, the ideal venue for F1 Testing

Károly Méhes fondly recalls his trips to the Catalan capital Barcelona for winter testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

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Going South – remembering winter testing at Circuito de Jerez

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Going South – remembering winter testing at Circuito de Jerez

Along with Bahrain, the majority of Formula 1’s pre-season testing in recent times has taken place at three circuits in Spain. This time we talk about Circuito de Jerez, the southernmost of the Spanish tracks, which last hosted pre-season testing in 2015.

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F1 Testing: heart-warming winters in Spain

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F1 Testing: heart-warming winters in Spain

Károly Méhes remembers his trips to F1 testing in Valencia, which coincided with the rise of Polish driver Robert Kubica.

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Kari Hotakainen: the man who got Kimi Räikkönen talking

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Kari Hotakainen: the man who got Kimi Räikkönen talking

Károly Méhes caught up with Kari Hotakainen, the author of Kimi Räikkönen’s new authorised biography, to talk about how he got the normally taciturn Finn to open up about his life.

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Jody Scheckter Exclusive – I wanted to be World Champion, and survive

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Jody Scheckter Exclusive –  I wanted to be World Champion, and survive

An exclusive interview with Ferrari’s 1979 World Champion from South Africa

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2015 US Grand Prix – Driving Against the Hurricane

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2015 US Grand Prix – Driving Against the Hurricane

Károly Méhes tells us about his washed-out weekend in Austin at the 2015 United States Grand Prix.

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Racing Against Terrorism – Remembering the 2001 Italian Grand Prix

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Racing Against Terrorism – Remembering the 2001 Italian Grand Prix

If the race had been held on the first weekend of September as normal, there would have been nothing special about it. But in 2001 the Italian Grand Prix was scheduled for the third weekend of the month, only a few days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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The Multiple Comebacks of the Austrian Grand Prix

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The Multiple Comebacks of the Austrian Grand Prix

Hungarian F1 journalist Károly Méhes remembers his first and second visits to the Austrian Grand Prix at the circuit that’s been known as the Österreichring, the A1 Ring and now the Red Bull Ring.

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2007 Canadian Grand Prix: First & Eternal

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2007 Canadian Grand Prix: First & Eternal

Hungarian F1 journalist Károly Méhes remembers his first race outside Europe, the 2007 Canadian Grand Prix. As well as witnessing Lewis Hamilton’s first win (and Robert Kubica’s big crash), the trip was also a personal pilgrimage to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of his childhood hero, Gilles Villeneuve.

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