ARG - ARGENTINA
ROSARIO, COSTANERA
Not to be confused with Rosario, Fangio - Rosario, Las Paralelas (Circunvalación) - Rosario, Parque Indipendencia - Vuelta de Rosario
Description Street circuit used at list for Formula 3 Gran Premio de Rosario on February 23th 1964.

Description by Aldo Pessina, from "Eco dello Sport" issued in Lugano (Switzerland), in an unknown day of March 1964 (translation is mine)
It’s a classical street circuit, on both directions of an "Avenida" (large street) with many trees. It is overlooked by "Monumento a la Bandera" (Flag Monument) and for the whole length is is close to Rio de la Plata. Track was bounded by high pavement and big buttonwoods. Its biggest defect: its paved with large porphity tiles. It has irregular difference of level that are lethal for chassis and it’s very slippery, especially on braking points, that are soon covered in rubber, left from blocked tyres. It has no difficulties in driving but a wide bend run sliding at fast speed. Because of its irregular surface, it had to be shortened quite a lot, as shown in the pic (unpublished here).

Formula Junior jumped and touched the bottom. After Carmelo Genovese’s crash during practice, the circuit was shortened. New layout was not so interesting, but a little safer. The race was reduced from the original two heats 25 laps long to 2 heats 10 laps long and a final race 20 laps long. Nevertheless, only six drivers were able to finish the race: Moser, Deserti, Geki Russo, Dorfliger, Habegger and Luigi Malanca (in this order).
Location Rosario
S - Santa Fé - Centro
Location Avenida Belgrano, Rosario
Latitude - Longitude - 32°56'28"     - 60°37'38"
-32.941111     -60.627222
UTM Coordinates X = 721828.278  -  Y = 6352742.887  -  Zone 20H
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 25 m - 82 ft
Inauguration February 23rd 1964
Closing February 23rd 1964
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian mail, note Mail from bschenker dated November 11th 2004
(2) Italian mail, note Mail from Luis Alberto González dated October 26th 2009
(3) Argentinian Spanish ForumForum --> Latin America --> Argentina --> Circuitos Argentinos [ESP]
(4) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> 1-litre Formula 3 --> post # 135 (by bschenker)
(5) English www.the-fastlane.co.uk/formula2/F364_IndexW.htmF2 Register
(6) Italian Autosprint 8/1964 (page 56)Map
(7) Argentinian Spanish Clarín /1964 (page 11) [Publishing date: February 22nd 1964]
(8) Argentinian Spanish Clarín /1964 (page 21) [Publishing date: February 23rd 1964]
(9) Italian Eco dello Sport /1964Aldo Pessina, "Eco dello Sport" issued in Lugano (Switzerland), in an unknown day of March 1964 (thanks to bschenker) [Publishing date: March 1964]

(*) 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.

Circuito Costanera

Original circuit
Description  
Years 1964
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration February 23rd 1964
Closing February 23rd 1964
Last update of this page October 29th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Avenida Belgrano
length 3403  m 11165  ft 2.115  mi   (2)

Circuito Costanera
Description  
Years 1964
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration February 23rd 1964
Closing February 23rd 1964
Last update of this page October 29th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Avenida Belgrano
length 2412  m 7913  ft 1.499  mi   (2)

Rosario, Circuito Costanera

Rosario, Circuito Costanera



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
November 3rd 2009     Guido de Carli   Luis Alberto González Update Description
November 28th 2004 Circuito Costanera 1964 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
November 25th 2004 Circuito Costanera 1964 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
November 11th 2004 Circuito Costanera 1964 Guido de Carli     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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