MARCH 22, 1999
Cordoba bidding for Argentine race
Situated in the foothills of the Sierra de Cordoba mountains, the city has a long history and a pleasant climate, which has enabled the locals to develop a thriving tourist trade, although they would like to use a Grand Prix to develop this business. The city already acts as the headquarters each year for the Rally of Argentina and has its own racing circuit - the Circuit Oscar Cabalin. In 1960 there was a Formula Libre race at the track, won by Maurice Trintignant in a Cooper-Climax, but today the track is used only for local events and an annual round of the South American Formula 3 series. There would have to be considerable rebuilding work to make it suitable for modern Grand Prix cars.