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Hungarian Grand Prix most-watched F1 race of season

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Last year's Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix - which took place behind closed doors because of the pandemic - was the most-watched F1 race of the season, the operator of Hungaroring, which hosts the contest, said on Tuesday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

About 103,700,000 people watched the race at the Hungaroring track on the outskirts of Budapest on television on July 19, 2020. Viewer numbers were up 7% from 2019, Hungaroring Sport said.

The Portugal Grand Prix drew the second-highest number of TV viewers: 100,500,000, it added.

Last year, the number of F1 races was cut from 22 to 17 because of the pandemic. This year's season will kick off on March 28 in Bahrain with the first of a planned 23 races.

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