Whiting inspects Buenos Aires for possible F1 return

Whiting inspects Buenos Aires for possible F1 return

Whiting visited the circuit, which is due to undergo a major renovation over the next few years

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Argentina looks set to return in F1, following a recent inspection of the Autodromo de Buenos Aires Juan y Oscar Galvez by the FIA’s race director, Charlie Whiting.

Whiting visited the circuit. It is to advise circuit officials on what needs to do to meet FIA and Formula 1 safety requirements to gain a Grade 1 license. Its is due to undergo a major renovation over the next few years, .

Members of the Buenos Aires government and representatives of both the Automovil Club Argentino and the Argentinean Drivers’ Association accompanied Whiting on the visit to the circuit. It hosted grands prix between 1953 and 1998.

A return to Buenos Aires has long been mooted. Bernie Ecclestone keen to make it happen at a new venue in the resort of Mar del Plata. But that came to nothing due to a lack of finances.

But with the government now behind plans for a return to the Autodromo de Buenos Aires Juan y Oscar Galvez. It looks possible that it could soon materalise in the coming years. The will make it only the second South American race alongside Brazil.

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