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MONTEVIDEO RAMBLA SUR - PARQUE RODÓ
Not to be confused with Montevideo, Santiago Vasquez
Description  
Location Montevideo - Montevideo
Location Playa Ramirez, Parque Rodó
Latitude - Longitude - 34°55'09"     - 56°10'11"
-34.919167     -56.169722
UTM Coordinates X = 575839.595  -  Y = 6135606.391  -  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 August 17th 1947
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Spanish es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gran_Premio_de_MontevideoWikipedia
(2) English wikimapia.org (...)Map of 2005÷2007 kart track
(3) Argentinian Spanish www.jmfangio.org/c194725montevideo.htmUn tributo al Chueco (a tribute to Fangio’s career): map and description of 1947 race
(4) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2579050Track layout
(5) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database

(*) 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 Rambla Sur
Description Sources don’t agree about direction
Years 1947, 1986, 2001
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration August 17th 1947
Closing November 18th 2001
Last update of this page September 18th 2013
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1849  m 6066  ft 1.149  mi   (5)
length 1850  m 6070  ft 1.15  mi   (3)
length 2074  m 6804  ft 1.289  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (4)

Montevideo Rambla Sur - Parque Rodó
Description  
Years 2005
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Kart track
Inauguration March 5th 2005
Closing March 6th 2005
Last update of this page September 17th 2013
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 530  m 1739  ft 0.329  mi   (1)

Montevideo Rambla Sur - Parque Rodó
Description Compared to layout used in March 2005, this layout was 30 m - 98 ft longer
Years 2005÷2007
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Kart track
Inauguration October 22nd 2005
Closing October 21st 2007
Last update of this page September 17th 2013
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 560  m 1837  ft 0.348  mi   (1)

Montevideo, Circuito Rambla Sur (1947, 1986, 2001)

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)



PHOTOS

Photos done at late Parque Rodó track used for the Gran Premio Ciudad de Montevideo in August 17th, 1947 and later in 1986 and 2001
Anticlockwise track (1,85km, but I’m not sure that the races were anticlockwise) where the pits could have been either after the south hairpin looking west or closer to Playa Ramirez in front of the entrance of the Teatro de Verano.
Photos and description in English by Yves-Henri Randier and reproduced with his kind permission.

Photos by Yves-Henri Randier -  
Click on thumbnail to open original large photo

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View looking south around the Start / Finish Line on the Rambla Presidente WilsonTurn 1 turning right climbing up Avenida SarmientoAvenida Sarmiento just after Turn 1Middle of Avenida Sarmiento but no old marking of a late chicane !

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Avenida Sarmiento from the top (with Playa Ramirez at the bottom), i.e. for Turn 2, a right cornerLooking downwards to what is today the Fun Park, going back downhill straight to the Rambla Presidente WilsonLooking back uphill from the Rambla Presidente Wilson at Turn 3 (a left corner)Looking south on the Rambla Presidente Wilson. You can see a chicane on the back left between the white and the red cars

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Looking backwards on the Rambla Presidente Wilson with the track coming back along Playa Ramirez on the leftFrom the chicane located at the bottom of Avenida Julio Maria Susa, the pits area used in 2001 in front of the Teatro de Verano when the track comes back to Playa RamirezFrom the chicane, looking south on Avenida Dr. Juan Cachon before speeding up under the bridgeOpposite view over the chicane (on the right side) from Avenida Dr. Juan Cachon before walking under the bridge

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Looking south on Avenida Dr. Juan CachonFrom the other side of the bridge, looking north on Avenida Dr. Juan Cachon on that part where high speeds should have been reachedStill looking north further south on Avenida Dr. Juan Cachon when walking southAn other view still looking north (sorry for quality) further south on Avenida Dr. Juan Cachon when closed to the southern tip of the track, the hairpin of Turn 4

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Opposite view of n°14 towards south with the entrance of the right hairpinView from the entrance of the hairpin looking north on Avenida Dr. Juan CachonAn other view looking east on Avenida Dr. Juan Cachon from the middle of the hairpinOpposite view looking west on east on Rambla Presidente Wilson from the southern tip of the track, i.e. the middle of the hairpin

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From the exit of the hairpin, watching north along the Rio de la Plata on the back straight Rambla Presidente Wilson (possible pits area on the right?)Opposite view of the exit of the hairpin, looking south from the back straight Rambla Presidente WilsonView of the back straight Rambla Presidente Wilson when looking south from the Turn 5 (right corner)An good old Ford Falcon inside Turn 5

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A other view from the middle of Turn 5 over the back straight Rambla Presidente Wilson (with a possible pits area on the left?)A view of the exit of Turn 5 (pits area in 2001 on the left in front of the Teatro de Verano)A view of the pits area and the beginning of a long bend along Playa Ramirez on Rambla Presidente WilsonOpposite view along Playa Ramirez on Rambla Presidente Wilson which drives back to the Start / Finish Line


Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
September 18th 2013     Guido de Carli   Yves-Henri Randier Update Description
September 18th 2013     Guido de Carli   Yves-Henri Randier Update Photos (on this site)
February 21st 2009 Circuito Rambla Sur 1947, 1986, 2001 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
February 19th 2009 Circuito Rambla Sur 1947, 1986, 2001 Guido de Carli     Update Description
July 30th 2002 Circuito Rambla Sur 1947, 1986, 2001 Guido de Carli     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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