Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez - zoomed in
Shows the main track with reference points for the lake extension, as used for F1 between 1995 and 1998

Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez - zoomed out
Shows the entire track including the extension going around the lake, as used for F1 from 1974 to 1981

Buenos Aires 1972
Shows the circuit used for Formula One in 1971-73

Buenos Aires 1954
Shows the circuit as originally used in the 1950s

Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez
Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
Active from 1952 - present
Major events Argentine Grand Prix, Turismo Carretera, TC2000, World Sportscar Championship
Surface asphalt
Length 3.61 mi (5.81 km)
Turns 15
Lap record 1:27.981 (Gerhard Berger, Benetton-Renault, 1997, Formula One)

The Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez is a motor racing circuit in Buenos Aires, Argentina built in 1952 under president Juan Perón, named Autódromo 17 de Octubre until Perón's overthrow, as 17 October was a date of great significance to his political party.

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. Some races were 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.

The Buenos Aires Grand Prix race were held in the Autódromo since 1952.


  • 1952-1955: Autódromo 17 de Octubre
  • 1955-1989: Autódromo Municipal Ciudad de Buenos Aires
  • 1989-2008: Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez
  • 2008-present: Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez

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

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Formula One circuits

Current circuits
(2012 season)

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