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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50 years of the Austrian Grand Prix

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50 years of the Austrian Grand Prix

Ahead of the start of the 2020 Formula 1 season this weekend, Károly Méhes remembers some of the highlights – and lowlights – of the Austrian Grand Prix over the years.

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Monaco Memories

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Monaco Memories

For the first time since 1954, the Monaco Grand Prix will not take place this year. Károly Méhes looks back on some of his memories from the principality.

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1980 Australian GP: One more win for Jones

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1980 Australian GP: One more win for Jones

Local hero and freshly crowned F1 World Champion Alan Jones gave the local fans something to cheer about when he won the 1980 Australian Grand Prix in his Williams FW07. Károly Méhes looks back.

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Jochen Rindt: Graz to commemorate local hero 50 years on

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Jochen Rindt: Graz to commemorate local hero 50 years on

The Austrian city of Graz is set to commemorate local hero Jochen Rindt in 2020, 50 years after his tragic death and posthumous World Driver’s Championship.

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Three & out. Visiting the home of the Indian Grand Prix

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Three & out. Visiting the home of the Indian Grand Prix

Buddh International Circuit, near New Delhi, hosted the Indian Grand Prix from 2011-2013. The circuit has not been widely used since and is showing the passing of time, reports Károly Méhes.

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Ninety years of the Prancing Horse: Ferrari celebrates in style

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Ninety years of the Prancing Horse: Ferrari celebrates in style

Károly Méhes travelled to Milan last week for Ferrari’s 90th anniversary celebrations ahead of the Italian Grand Prix. Here’s his impressions from the Grande Fiesta on Piazza del Duomo.

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EXCLUSIVE: John Watson on Niki Lauda

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EXCLUSIVE: John Watson on Niki Lauda

John Watson, a 5-time race winner, was the teammate of Niki Lauda at Brabham in 1978 and McLaren in 1982/83. We spoke one week after the funeral of 3-time World Champion Niki Lauda, who died at the age of 70 on May 20.

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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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