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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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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1994 Monaco Grand Prix: La Série Noire Continue

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1994 Monaco Grand Prix: La Série Noire Continue

It was my first visit to Monaco and what a sad place it was in mid-May 1994. It was like the beginning of a new era because everybody thought Formula One would be never the same without Senna.

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1986 Hungarian GP: When F1 ventured behind the Iron Curtain

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1986 Hungarian GP: When F1 ventured behind the Iron Curtain

Only Monaco and Monza have featured continuously on the F1 calendar for longer than the Hungaroring. Let’s take a look back at the first race in 1986, which attracted 200,000 fans from all over the Eastern Bloc.

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Imola, mio amore: 1993 San Marino GP trip report

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Imola, mio amore: 1993 San Marino GP trip report

In 1993, Hungarian motorsport journalist Károly Méhes travelled to Imola for the San Marino Grand Prix. He recounts happy memories of his first race outside Hungary at the infamous Italian track where Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger lost their lives just one year later.

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