The Autódromo de Buenos Aires Oscar y Juan Gálvez[1] is a 45,000 capacity motor racing circuit in Buenos Aires, Argentina built in 1952 under president Juan Perón, named Autódromo 17 de Octubre after the date of Loyalty Day until Perón's overthrow. It was later renamed after Argentinian racing driver brothers, Juan Gálvez (1916–1963) and Oscar Alfredo Gálvez (1913–1989).

Description

The circuit is located in a park in the southern part of the city and is situated on flat lands surrounded by large grandstands, giving most spectators an excellent view area of the whole circuit. The circuit is notable for the large number of alternative layouts to accommodate different forms of racing, with some races run without the twisty infield section, reducing lap times significantly.

The 1000 km Buenos Aires sports car event used the Autódromo as well as sections of highway situated near the track from 1954 to 1960. The 1000 km event would return again from 1970 to 1972, but using just the Autódromo section.

The 20 Formula One Argentine Grand Prix races were held in the Autódromo between 1953 and 1998. Formula One used a number of different configurations—the No.2 circuit was used from 1954–1960, the No.9 circuit was used from 1971–1973, and the very fast No.15 layout was used from 1974–1981 which added 2 long straights and a long third corner between the two straights often taken in top gear flat out, which provided an exciting view for spectators, especially when the cars exited the third corner often on the brink of spinning off or crashing at 305 km/h (190 mph). Going through the section, the cars were flat out for 40 seconds. The Argentine Grand Prix was dropped from the 1982 calendar because of Argentina's invasion of the Falkland Islands and Carlos Reutemann's sudden retirement after the 1982 Brazilian Grand Prix. The twisty No.6 configuration, though using S de Senna instead of Tobogán, was used from 1995–1998, but that version of the circuit was not popular with Formula One. After the 1998 race, there was no money for the race to be held and it was dropped.

Ten Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix races were held in the Autódromo between 1961 and 1999.

The Buenos Aires Grand Prix was held in the Autódromo from 1952 to 2009.

Names

  • 1952–1955: Autódromo 17 de Octubre
  • 1955 – mid-1960s: Autódromo Municipal Ciudad de Buenos Aires
  • Mid-1960s – 1989: Autódromo Municipal del Parque Almirante Brown de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
  • 1989–2008: Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez
  • 2008–present: Autódromo Oscar y Juan Gálvez

Circuits

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Layout usage

Fatal accidents

Events

Current
Former

Principal categories

The track hosted many non-championship races, including Formula 3000, European Formula Three and European Formula Two.

Lap records

The official race lap records at the Autódromo Oscar y Juan Gálvez are listed as:

Category Time Driver Vehicle Event
No.6 Circuit with Senna "S": 4.259 km (1995–present)
Formula One 1:27.981 Gerhard Berger Benetton B197 1997 Argentine Grand Prix
No.6 Circuit: 4.101 km (1972–present)
500cc 1:44.122 Takayuki Okada Honda NSR500 1998 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix
250cc 1:45.473 Valentino Rossi Aprilia RS250 1998 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix
125cc 1:49.917 Masao Azuma Honda RS125R 1998 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix
Súper TC 2000 1:50.438[9] Rubens Barrichello Toyota Corolla Mk.12 2020 3rd Buenos Aires Súper TC 2000 round
No.8 Circuit: 3.380 km (1972–present)
Formula Three 1:13.279[10] Juliano Moro Dallara F301 2001 Buenos Aires Grand Prix
TCR Touring Car 1:21.345[11] Jorge Barrio Toyota GR Corolla Sport TCR 2022 Buenos Aires TCR South America round
Formula 4 1:21.372[12] Federico Hermida Mygale M14-F4 2021 2nd Buenos Aires F4 Argentina round
Súper TC 2000 1:21.408[13] Matías Rossi Toyota Corolla Mk.12 2021 1st Buenos Aires Súper TC 2000 round
Formula Renault Argentina 1:22.356[14] Guillermo Rey Tito F4-A 2014 Buenos Aires Formula Renault Argentina round
Super Touring 1:24.442[15] Oscar Larrauri Alfa Romeo 156 TS 2000 2nd Buenos Aires SASTC round
500cc 1:33.140 Kenny Roberts Yamaha YZR500 1982 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix
No.15 Circuit: 5.968 km (1972–present)
Formula One 1:45.287 Nelson Piquet Brabham BT49C 1981 Argentine Grand Prix
Group 6 1:58.390[16] Reine Wisell Lola T280 1972 1000 km Buenos Aires
Súper TC 2000 2:09.572[17] Juan Ángel Rosso Ford Focus 2017 Buenos Aires 200km
No.12 Circuit: 5.651 km (1972–present)
TC 2000 1:38.915[18] Mariano Werner Toyota Corolla Mk.10 2010 Buenos Aires 200km
No.9 Circuit: 3.353 km (1972–present)
Formula 3000 1:09.300[19] Andrea Montermini Reynard 91D 1992 Buenos Aires Grand Prix – World Cup Formula 3000
Formula Three 1:10.816[20] Nelson Merlo Dallara F301 2008 Buenos Aires Grand Prix
Formula One 1:11.220[21] Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D 1973 Argentine Grand Prix
Formula Two 1:11.800[22] Clay Regazzoni Chevron B40 1978 Buenos Aires Grand Prix
Stock Car Brasil 1:17.390[23] Gabriel Casagrande Chevrolet Cruze Stock Car 2017 Buenos Aires Stock Car Brasil round
Súper TC 2000 1:19.252[24] Agustín Canapino Chevrolet Cruze Mk.2 2021 2nd Buenos Aires Súper TC 2000 round
Super Touring 1:33.786[25] Ricardo Risatti Ford Mondeo Ghia 1997 4th Buenos Aires SASTC round
No.5 Circuit: 2.215 km (1972–present)
Super Touring 0:54.637[26] Javier Balzano Chevrolet Vectra 16v 1997 2nd Buenos Aires SASTC round
No.7 Circuit: 2.607 km (1972–present)
Formula Three 0:46.114[27] Diego Nunes Dallara F301 2006 Buenos Aires Grand Prix
Stock Car Brasil 0.51.712[28] Ruben Fontes Chevrolet Astra 2005 Buenos Aires Stock Car Brasil round
Súper TC 2000 0:52.243[29] Julián Santero Toyota Corolla Mk.12 2020 4th Buenos Aires Súper TC 2000 round
No.14 Circuit: 6.122 km (1968–1971)
Group 5 1:51.530[30] Jo Siffert Porsche 917K 1971 1000 km Buenos Aires
No.2 Circuit: 3.912 km (1952–1971)
Formula One 1:36.100 Stirling Moss Cooper T51 1960 Argentine Grand Prix
Formula Three 1:38.700[31] Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS5 1967 Buenos Aires Grand Prix
Formula Junior 1:43.100[32] Alberico Passadore Lotus 27 1964 Buenos Aires Grand Prix
No.4 Circuit: 4.706 km (1952–1971)
Formula Two 1:49.300[33] Ernesto Brambilla Ferrari Dino 166 F2 1968 Gran Premio Argentine Airlines
Formula Junior 2:16.100[34] Silvio Moser Brabham BT6 1964 Gran Premio Internacional ACA
Formula One 2:19.500[35] Stirling Moss[a]
Giuseppe Farina[a]
Mercedes-Benz W196[a]
Ferrari 625 F1[a]
1955 Buenos Aires Grand Prix

Concerts

The 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 Creamfields editions were held in the track, The Chemical Brothers, Carl Cox, John Digweed, LCD Soundsystem, James Zabiela, 2 Many DJs, Tiefschwarz, Steve Lawler, Satoshi Tomiie, Booka Shade, Deadmau5, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, among others playing here.

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Both drivers took the same lap time in this race independently.

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