ARG - ARGENTINA
MAR DEL PLATA, EL TORREÓN
Not to be confused with Mar del Plata (autódromo) - Mar del Plata - Miramar - Mar del Plata, Atlantic F.1 (2013) - Mar del Plata, Golf Club - Mar del Plata, Hipódromo - Mar del Plata, La Perla - Mar del Plata, Playa Grande - Mar del Plata, Punta Mogotes
Description Track not to be confused with Playa Grande and Golf Club, located approx. 1 km - 0.6 mi South.
In May 2009 there are rumors about a F.1 GP in 2010. There are many hypothesis about the circuit, and one is about a street track to be built in Paseo de Galíndez area, nearly the same used by El Torreón circuit in 1948 and 1950. Till now there are no more info nor confirmation.
Location Mar del Plata
B - Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
Location Paseo Jesús de Galíndez
Latitude - Longitude - 38°00'49"     - 57°31'50"
-38.013611     -57.530556
UTM Coordinates X = 453427.049  -  Y = 5792542.011  -  Zone 21H
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 1 m - 3 ft
Inauguration 1948
Closing 1950
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian English ForumForum --> Latin America --> Argentina --> A new circuit/Un nuovo circuito [ITA ENG]
(2) Argentinian Spanish www.automovilsport.com.ar/historia/latemporada/capitulo2.htm
(3) Argentinian Spanish www.jmfangio.org/gp1948mdelplata.htmJ.M. Fangio - Un tributo al chueco.... (Fangio’s official website)
(4) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2359361Track layout
(5) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(6) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/mardelpl.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(7) Argentinian Spanish criticadigital.com/index.php?secc=nota&nid=23752Crítica de la Argentina: 2009 proposal [Publishing date: May 24th 2009]

(*) 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.

El Torreón
Description  
Years 1948, 1950
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1948
Closing January 15th 1950
Last update of this page November 5th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Avenida Peralta Ramos - Paseo Jesús de Galíndez
length 4045  m 13271  ft 2.514  mi   (3)
length 4045  m 13271  ft 2.514  mi    
length 4040  m 13256  ft 2.511  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (4)

Mar del Plata
Description Hypotesis for a new circuit, that should host Argentina F.1 GP in 2010
Years 2010
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page June 23rd 2009
Info last update  
Designer Tilke
Hermann Tilke
Distinctive points  

Mar del Plata: El Torreón, Playa Grande, Circuito La Perla, Golf Club, Atlantic F.1 (2013)

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Earth
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Mar del Plata, El Torreón 1948, 1950

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Earth - milermeter.com
(milermeter.com can be used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
June 23rd 2009 Mar del Plata 2010 Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 5th 2008 El Torreón 1948, 1950 Guido de Carli Vasco Vasco Update Description with map
April 22nd 2004 El Torreón 1948, 1950 Guido de Carli     New Description without map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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