Some Facts About Argentine GP, Will It Ever Come Back!
The Grand Prix is a series of Formula One races that are held around the world on specially-made circuits, as well as public roads. Formula One, or F1, describes the highest class of international racing for formula racing cars. F1 cars are extremely fast and have undergone a number of renovations over the years for improved performance.
The first F1 race was held in the 1940s and was initially dominated by British drivers. Throughout the remainder of the 20th century, F1 cars became increasingly reliant on aerodynamic downforce, which allowed for higher cornering speeds. Over the years, these races expanded to many other countries, including Argentina.
History of the Grand Prix in Argentina
The Grand Prix in Argentina was held between 1953 and 1998. The first race, held in 1953, was eclipsed by a track accident which resulted in ten fatalities and many more injuries, but some other accounts put the number of lives lost at much higher. The Subsequent 4 Grands Prix were won by Juan Manuel Fangio, who instantly broke records, he did suffer some bad burns due to his car chassis be heated too much by the exhaust and had to take some time off to recover. In 1958, Stirling Moss took the win, and Bruce Mclaren from New Zealand would win in 1960 (race wasn’t held in 1959). With Fangio’s retirement and fellow driver José Froilán González from Argentina, along with the unstable political climate at the time, led to a 10-year hiatus for the Argentina Grand Prix starting in 1961.
When the race returned in 1971, it was to a large crowd of reenergized fans, with Carlos Reutemann quickly rising in popularity. The track began to deteriorate over the next several years and, by the 1980s, drivers were attempting to boycott the race for this reason. The 1982 race was disrupted by political instability and did not return until 1995, at which point the Buenos Aires track was finally renovated—but this track, as it turned out, was difficult to navigate.
The race continued until 1999. In 2012, negotiations were made to bring the Grand Prix back to Argentina, but these efforts ultimately failed. This ended the race’s 45-year intermittent reign in the country. It hasn’t been held there since.
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Bringing the Race Back
It’s possible that the Grand Prix will return to Argentina in the future, but it remains to be seen when or how that will happen. With an established history of hosting races, Argentina is a great candidate for the future Grands Prix. Still, with the amount of controversy and political turmoil that has surrounded past races, bringing the race back to the country on a more permanent basis may be a bold endeavour.
Historically, the Grand Prix in Argentina has attracted large crowds and resulted in a lot of national and global attention. Bringing the race back would shine an even greater spotlight on the nation and help demonstrate what the Argentine track still has to offer. While the race may not be returning to Argentina at any point in the immediate future, you can still experience the excitement elsewhere around the world by booking a Grand Prix experience with Grand Prix Adventures. We offer VIP hospitality, airport transfer, a range of luxury hotels to choose from, and much more.
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