@renner indeed it would. I know it’s not F1 standard, but if they invested all the time and money that went into the Mar del Plata track, it could very well be (in theory).
I think there’s three turns that are currently too dangerous for F1: 2, 19 and 21. From what I can tell from satellite images, 2 and 21 have nothing in the way to add extra runoff, but 19 doesn’t, because it faces the lake. What they can do there is make it two turns, like they did with Degner.
Then there’s the matter of facilities. The pits can be expanded, but there isn’t much room for stands, because of the many houses alongside the track. But given the length of the track, I recon they could place 80000 people alongside it.
A final upgrade would be an expansion of the San Luis airport. It would be costly, but there is plenty of room and it could provide an economic boost to the city and even the entire region.
A final hurdle is the remoteness of the place, but if you look at how far people in the US will travel to go to the Austin GP, I feel that the warmblooded South Americans wouldn’t mind the travel either. Another bonus is that it’s only 400km away from the 5.5 million people in the Chilean capital.
I can’t blame the organizers for taking the easy route of connecting a few hairpins around a pier and a golfcourse in a city closer to Buenos Aires, but choosing for Potrero de los Funes would have been so much cooler. And if the FIA wants to experiment with many DRS zones, they could do three: before turns 4, 9 and 22.
We’re allowed to dream, aren’t we?