Argentina Grand Prix in 2015?
|September 29, 2011||Posted by admin under Formula 1|
Will the 2nd Season of Turbocharged Formula 1 racing in 2015 include a Grand Prix in Argentina?
The only race in South America is now Brazil, although if Pastor Maldonaldo stays in F1 who’d bet against a Venezuela Grand Prix! – Hugo Chavez would love that surely?! – Actually that just got me thinking…wonder there’ll ever be a Grand Prix in Cuba in my lifetime?!
Who could forget the spectacular fire to Pedro Diniz in the Prost in 1996 Argentina Grand Prix
Israeli investment group will invest 100 million dollars to build a track Zarate 5.4-km route with the highest international level, so the country would return to Formula 1 in 2015
After the construction of the track, which will take three years, President and CEO of Formula One Management, “Bernie” Ecclestone would have no excuse to confirm the return to racing after his last race on Argentine soil in 1998 .
The stand mounted on the International Motor Show in Buenos Aires, company representatives commented on the agency Noticias Argentinas details megaemprendimiento promises the return of the best racing in the country.
The track is located in an area of 62 hectares at the kilometer 81 of the National Route 9, in the locality of ZÃ¡rate, for good accessibility from the four cardinal points.
Also, be equidistant from the main plants of the automotive industry and proximity to the port of Buenos Aires ZÃ¡rate-Campana, where incoming and outgoing most of the import and export automotive, respectively.
The project, called Velociudad will be the first resort in the world to offer a Formula 1 track with a series of premium services including a management academy, a club, a six star hotel and a center of advanced test drive, among other things.
The vision of the development team, led by businessman Eddie Freedman, is to provide a stage of hierarchy, capable of receiving large national and international competitions, said the company representatives.
Velociudad signed a contract with UK Popoulus, in charge of circuit designs such as Silverstone and Dubai Autodrome, one of the most modern in the world.
The total construction period of approximately three years would be divided into different stages, the first of which will take between eight and eleven months later, where it will end the Club House and three miles of track.
The main track will be 5.4 kilometers rated FIA / FIM Grade 1