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ARG - ARGENTINA
BUENOS AIRES, AUTÓDROMO OSCAR Y JUAN GÁLVEZ
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Not to be confused with Buenos Aires (D3) - Buenos Aires, Avd. 9 de Julio (TC 2012) - Buenos Aires, Costanera - Buenos Aires, Hipódromo (1901) - Buenos Aires, Palermo - Buenos Aires, Palermo (1994) - Buenos Aires, Recoleta (TC 2013) - Buenos Aires, Retiro - Recoleta - Palermo - Tigre
Description The circuit was opened in 1952, named ’Autódromo 17 de Octubre’ (= October 17th Circuit). In1955 it was renamed ’Autódromo Municipal de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires’. At mid 1960s it was renamed again as ’Autódromo Municipal del Parque Almirante Brown de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires’ (Circuit of Almirante Brown Park), even if it was usually named ’Autódromo Municipal’. In 1989 it was named after Oscar Gálvez, a former TC (Argentinian Touring Cars Championship) champion. In 2008 it was named after his brother John too, so now the official name is ’Autódromo Oscar y Juan Gálvez’
Location Buenos Aires
C - Ciudad de Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
Location Almirante Brown Park
Latitude - Longitude - 34°41'40"     - 58°27'41"
-34.694444     -58.461389
UTM Coordinates X = 366146.86  -  Y = 6159869.313  -  Zone 21H
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 13 m - 43 ft
Inauguration March 9th 1952
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (page 26)Author: Peter Higham, Bruce Jones - Published by: Andre Deutsch - year: 1999 - ISBN: 0-233-99619-2
Description
(2) Argentinian Spanish ForumForum --> Latin America --> Argentina --> Circuitos Argentinos [ESP]
(3) Spanish es.wikipedia.org (...)Wikipedia
(4) English French forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> The Giunti - Beltoise incident, 1971 (merged)
(5) Argentinian Spanish www.aadevolantes.com.ar (...)Asociación Argentina de Volantes
(6) Brazilian Portuguese www.allkart.net (...)
(7) Argentinian Spanish www.guillermo-ortelli.com.ar (...)
(8) Argentinian Spanish www.jmfangio.org/gp1952baires.htmUn tributo al Chueco (a tribute to Fangio’s career): map (to be confirmed) and description of 1952 race
(9) Brazilian Portuguese www.obvio.ind.br/ (...)
(10) Argentinian Spanish www.pista2.com.ar/circuitos/bsas.htmPista2
(11) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(12) Brazilian Portuguese www.stockcar.com.br (...)Brazilian Stock Car official website
(13) Argentinian Spanish Argentinian Spanish www.tc2000.com.ar (...)
(14) Italian Autosprint 8/1964 (page 56)Circuiti No. 2 e 4: mappe
(15) Italian Autosprint 3/1967 (page 7)Map
(16) Italian Autosprint 32/1967 (page 8)Fangio talks about a possible new circuit for F.1 races
(17) Italian Autosprint 49/1968 (page 15)Come si guida (di De Adamich)
(18) Italian Autosprint 52/1968 (page 14)Mappa circuito numero 6
(19) Italian Autosprint 3/1970 (page 7)Come si guida (di De Adamich)
(20) Italian Autosprint 21/1970
(21) Italian Autosprint 33/1970 (page 40)Subbuglio per le richieste di modifiche della FIA
(22) Italian Autosprint 33/1970 (page 40)Mappa di tutte le possibili combinazioni del circuito corto
(23) Italian Autosprint 43/1970 (page 43)
(24) Italian Autosprint 32/1971 (page 28)Saranno cambiate le curve Ascari e Giunti
(25) Italian Autosprint 44/1985 (page 24)On March 9th 1986 will it host F.1 Argentinian GP (without map)?
(26) Italian Autosprint 6/1994 (page 42)Il GP Argentina 94 torna all’autodromo
(27) Argentinian Spanish www.autodromoba.com.arOfficial website

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Autódromo 17 de Octubre - Autódromo Municipal - Autódromo del Parque Almirante Brown
Description Prior to 1955 it was used in both directions, clockwise and anticlockwise
Years 1952÷1967
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration March 9th 1952
Closing 1967
Last update of this page January 31st 2010
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3912  m 12835  ft 2.431  mi Circuit # 2 (11)
length 3140  m 10302  ft 1.951  mi Circuit # 1 (11)
length 3929  m 12890  ft 2.441  mi Circuit # 3 (11)
length 4706  m 15440  ft 2.924  mi Circuit # 4 (11)
length 2120  m 6955  ft 1.317  mi Circuit # 5 (11)
length 4206  m 13799  ft 2.614  mi Circuit # 6 (11)
length 2640  m 8661  ft 1.64  mi Circuit # 7 (11)
length 3429  m 11250  ft 2.131  mi Circuit # 8 (11)
length 3412  m 11194  ft 2.12  mi Circuit # 9 (11)
length 2620  m 8596  ft 1.628  mi Circuit # 10 (11)

Circuito 1000 km Buenos Aires
Description Circuit used for Buenos Aires 1000 km, first event of 1954 World Sportscar Championship. It used a section of the Autódromo 17 de Octubre and some roads around it. The same layout was used again from 1956 to 1960, but in clockwise direction.
Years 1954
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration January 24th 1954
Closing January 24th 1954
Last update of this page January 31st 2010
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 9475  m 31086  ft 5.888  mi   (11)

Circuito 1000 km Buenos Aires
Description Circuit used for Buenos Aires 1000 km, first event of 1954 World Sportscar Championship. It used a section of the Autódromo Municipal and some roads around it. It was an extended version of 1954 layout
Years 1955
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration January 23rd 1955
Closing January 23rd 1955
Last update of this page January 31st 2010
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 17136  m 56220  ft 10.648  mi   (11)

Circuito 1000 km Buenos Aires
Description Circuit used for Buenos Aires 1000 km, first event of 1956, 1958 and 1960 World Sportscar Championship. It used a section of the Autódromo Municipal and some roads around it. The same layout was used also in 1954, but in anticlockwise direction.
Years 1956, 1958, 1960
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration January 29th 1956
Closing January 31st 1960
Last update of this page January 31st 2010
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 9475  m 31086  ft 5.888  mi   (11)

Autódromo Municipal - Autódromo del Parque Almirante Brown
Description Recta del Fondo and Recta del Lago are used only by Circuito #12 and #15
Years 1968÷1971
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1968
Closing 1971
Last update of this page January 31st 2010
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2120  m 6955  ft 1.317  mi Circuit # 5 (11)
length 4206  m 13799  ft 2.614  mi Circuit # 6 (11)
length 2640  m 8661  ft 1.64  mi Circuit # 7 (11)
length 3429  m 11250  ft 2.131  mi Circuit # 8 (11)
length 3412  m 11194  ft 2.12  mi Circuit # 9 (11)
length 3413.76  m 11200  ft 2.121  mi Circuit # 9 (23)
length 3416  m 11207  ft 2.123  mi Circuit # 9 (20)
length 6121  m 20082  ft 3.804  mi Circuit # 15 (4)
length 6121.7  m 20084  ft 3.804  mi Circuit # 15 (23)
length 6122  m 20085  ft 3.804  mi Circuit # 15 (11)
Straight length 620  m 2034  ft 0.385  mi Start finish straight (4)
Straight length 810  m 2657  ft 0.503  mi Recta del Fondo (4)
Straight length 1400  m 4593  ft 0.87  mi Recta del Lago (4)

Autódromo Municipal - Autódromo del Parque Almirante Brown - Autódromo Oscar Gálvez
Description  
Years 1972÷1994
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1972
Closing 1994
Last update of this page January 31st 2010
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2641  m 8665  ft 1.641  mi Circuit # 7 (11)
length 3346  m 10978  ft 2.079  mi Circuit # 9 (11)
length 5643  m 18514  ft 3.506  mi Circuit # 12 (11)
length 5968  m 19580  ft 3.708  mi Circuit # 15 (11)

Autódromo Oscar y Juan Gálvez
Without chicane
Description Until 2008 it was named after Oscar Gálvez only.
Available layouts that don’t use Senna Chicane are Circuito #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #12 and #15
Years 1995÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1995
Closing  
Last update of this page January 31st 2010
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2195  m 7201  ft 1.364  mi   (5)
length 2115  m 6939  ft 1.314  mi Circuit # 5 (27)
length 2607  m 8553  ft 1.62  mi Circuit # 7 (27)
length 3380  m 11089  ft 2.1  mi Circuit # 8 (27)
length 3353  m 11001  ft 2.084  mi Circuit # 9 (27)
length 3353  m 11001  ft 2.084  mi Circuit # 9 (11)
length 3353  m 11001  ft 2.084  mi Circuit # 9 (5)
length 5641  m 18507  ft 3.505  mi Circuit # 12 (13)
length 5641  m 18507  ft 3.505  mi Circuit # 12 (5)
length 5641.62  m 18509  ft 3.506  mi Circuit # 12 (7)
length 5651  m 18540  ft 3.511  mi Circuit # 12 (11)
length 5958.1  m 19548  ft 3.702  mi Circuit # 15  

Autódromo Oscar y Juan Gálvez
With chicane
Description Until 2008 it was named after Oscar Gálvez only.
Available layouts that use Senna Chicane are Circuito #5, #6, #9, #15 and #16
Years 1995÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1995
Closing  
Last update of this page January 31st 2010
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4259  m 13973  ft 2.646  mi Circuit # 6 (11)
length 4259  m 13973  ft 2.646  mi Circuit # 6 (27)

Kartódromo Buenos Aires
Description Kart track located near last corner of car track, more or less on the area of Horquilla (hairpin) used by Circuito #1, #2, #3, #4 and #10 in 1952÷1967
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Kart track
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page January 31st 2010
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1187  m 3894  ft 0.738  mi   (6)
Min width 9  m 30  ft      (6)
Max width 12  m 39  ft      (6)




Location: - 34°41'40", - 58°27'41"
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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
April 4th 2011     Guido de Carli   Luis Alberto González Update Description
January 31st 2010     Guido de Carli     Update Description
January 28th 2010     Guido de Carli     Update Description
January 26th 2010     Guido de Carli   Luis Alberto González Update Description
December 13th 2007 Kartódromo Buenos Aires   Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 5th 2007     Guido de Carli     Update Description without map
January 14th 2007     Guido de Carli     Update Description
August 4th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
December 21st 2004 Autódromo Municipal - Autódromo del Parque Almirante Brown - Autódromo Oscar Gálvez 1972÷1994 Guido de Carli     Update Description
September 15th 2004     Guido de Carli     New Description
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