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Buenos Aires

The Autodromo October 17 (celebrating the date of President Peron's accession to power) was built within the city limits of Buenos Aires and opened on March 9 1952.

Country
Argentina
Location
Buenos Aires
Latest Race
First Race

The Autodromo October 17 (celebrating the date of President Peron's accession to power) was built within the city limits of Buenos Aires and opened on March 9 1952. It boasted 12 circuit variations and not content with these, sports car races combined parts of the Autodrome with the public roads outside. Boosted by Juan Manuel Fangio’s successes in Europe, the circuit hosted the first World Championship Grand Prix outside of Europe in 1953. The race was marred, however, when Giuseppe Farina crashed into the crowd, claiming the lives of nine spectators. The end of Peron's era in power in Argentina prompted the circuit to be renamed after local driver Oscar Galvez. After more than a decade without international racing, Buenos Aires became a mainstay of the Formula 1 and World Sportscar Championship calendars during the 1970s. However, further political upheaval and the 1982 Falklands War again drove international racing away until 1995. The Grand Prix returned to the overly tight Circuit Number 6 that year but it disappeared from the roster of championship events once more after four years.

Circuit No 7

1995 - 1981

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.619 (Miles)

Circuit No 8

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.101 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Nelson Piquet (Brabham BT49C-Ford), 1m45.287, 126.819 mph, F1, 1981

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Nelson Piquet (Brabham BT49C-Ford), 1m42.665, 130.058 mph, F1, 1981

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.105 (Miles)

Circuit No 6S

1995 - 1967

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.645 (Miles)

Description

New Senna "S" built

Fastest Race Lap

Gerhard Berger (Benetton B197-Renault), 1m27.981, 108.286 mph, F1, 1997

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Jacques Villeneuve (Williams FW19-Renault), 1m24.473, 112.723 mph, F1, 1997

Circuit No 9

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.084 (Miles)

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.079 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Andrea Montermini (Reynard 91D-Cosworth), 1m09.300, 108.000 mph, F3000, 1992

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Andrea Montermini (Reynard 91D-Cosworth), 1m06.053, 113.309 mph, F3000, 1992

Circuit No 6

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.543 (Miles)

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.614 (Miles)

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.662 (Miles)

Circuit No 11

1968 - 1981

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.804 (Miles)

Description

New Senna "S" built

Fastest Race Lap

Gerhard Berger (Benetton B197-Renault), 1m27.981, 108.286 mph, F1, 1997

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Jacques Villeneuve (Williams FW19-Renault), 1m24.473, 112.723 mph, F1, 1997

Circuit No 4

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.924 (Miles)

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.924 (Miles)

Circuit No 15

1968 - 1981

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.709 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Nelson Piquet (Brabham BT49C-Ford), 1m45.287, 126.819 mph, F1, 1981

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Nelson Piquet (Brabham BT49C-Ford), 1m42.665, 130.058 mph, F1, 1981

Sports Car Circuit

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Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

10.648 (Miles)

Description

Autodrome, Avenida General Paz and Avenida Riccheri

Fastest Race Lap

Jose Froilan Gonzalez (Ferrari 118LM), 6m06.1, 104.706 mph, Sports Cars, 1955

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Enrique Saenz Valiente (Ferrari 375 Plus), 6m06.3, 104.649 mph, Sports Cars, 1955

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

5.888 (Miles)

Description

Combined Autodrome and Avenida General Paz

Fastest Race Lap

Dan Gurney (Maserati T61), 3m22.4, 104.727 mph, Sports Cars, 1960

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Phil Hill (Ferrari 250TR), 3m23.1, 104.366 mph, Sports Cars, 1960

Circuit No 2

1953 - 1967

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.431 (Miles)

Description

Combined Autodrome and Avenida General Paz

Fastest Race Lap

Stirling Moss (Cooper T51-Climax), 1m38.9, 88.489 mph, F1, 1960

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Stirling Moss (Cooper T51-Climax), 1m36.9, 90.316 mph, F1, 1960

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