F1 in talks to resume Argentinian Grand Prix after 20-year absence after leading promoter backs plans
Exclusive: The Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez in Buenos Aires could host a Grand Prix next season for the first time since 1998 after Arturo Bubinstein revealed talks with Liberty Media
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Liberty Media is in talks to take Formula One back to Argentina Getty
One of Argentina’s leading event promoters has revealed that he is in talks with Formula One’s owner Liberty Media about bringing a Grand Prix back to the country in 2019 after a 20-year hiatus.
Argentina was one of the first non-European countries to hold a round of F1 in 1953 and went on to host 20 races at the Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez which is located in a park in the southern part of Buenos Aires.
Financial hurdles put the brakes on the race in 1998 but it has been brought back on the agenda by a recent change of government and the sale of F1 last year to Liberty. It has said it wants to embrace F1’s heritage and expand the calendar beyond the 21 races which will take place this year so it puts Argentina in pole position.
|Schumacher ganando hace 20 años en el autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez|