F1 to return to Argentina?

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Argentinean reader Fer No. 65 sent in a tip from his local press:

Newspapers here are saying that Bernie Eclestone said he wants to go back to the land of Juan Manuel Fangio (Argentina, my homeland). And they say Herman Tilke visited Mar del Plata (the place the Davis Cup final was held last year) to build a Street Grand Prix circuit on the streets that saw the likes of Ascari, Fangio, Gonzalez and more compete when F1 hasn’t even been created yet.

I follow many british motorsport websites, like yours, PlanetF1, GPUpdate, Autosport and more, but i can’t find where Bernie said that. I imagine it’s just a rumour and local newspapers are just getting quite wrong… but i’d like to ask you, do you know anything about an Argentinean Grand Prix near future?

Newspapers also say that the Grand Prix would be held next year, with the circuit being finished around July 2010… I quite doubt it honestly, but anyway,it could be the best oportunity for me to go to an F1 race even if it sounds more like a far far dream than a real project :)

Perhaps it’s wishful thinking, but with F1 down to just a single race in the Americas it would be great if it found another venue over there soon. I haven’t read anything about it myself, but I’ll keep my eyes peeled for it.

Argentina, which gave us Juan Manuel Fangio and Carlos Reutemann, definitely deserves a place on the F1 calendar. The best solution would be a race at the fabulous new a href=”/2008/11/26/dear-bernie-please-put-a-race-on-here-portero-de-los-funes-san-luis-argentina/”>Potrero de los Funes track in San Luis. In was used for an FIA GT round last year, but sadly does not meet the necessary standards to hold an F1 race.

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