The Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez in Buenos Aires hosted the has Argentine Grand Prix on and off since 1953, but it hasn’t been on the calendar since 1998.
With Liberty Media apparently keen to expand the calendar beyond 21 races for 2019, the Argentine Grand Prix could be a strong candidate for a return. Charlie Whiting has visited the track to see what would need doing in order to make it suitable and apparently he liked what he saw, though said that some upgrades would be needed to make it suitable for F1 again.
Whiting toured the circuit with representatives from the Buenos Aires local government and members of Argentina’s automobile club, so the country’s bid for a Grand Prix appears to be a fairly serious one.
The track configuration used in the 1990s was tight and twisty (slower even than the Hungaroring) and generally wasn’t very well liked. However the circuit does have a number of other layouts that could possibly be used, including one with an awesome, high-speed, flat-out blast around a lake – though the chances of F1 using that would be…well, slim.
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