Velociudad Speedcity Circuit press release
Velociudad Speedcity Is Breaking Ground
Zárate, Buenos Aires, Argentina – Today, December 16th 2011, Velociudad Speedcity celebrated the ground breaking of its over 100 million US Dollar Race Track project in Zárate, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Eddie Freedman, the CEO of Velociudad Speedcity led the ground-breaking ceremony accompanied by guests of honor Aldo Morino (Zárate City Council) and Gustavo Queralt (Secretary for Economic Development of the Zárate City Council) who both said, “Velociudad will be one of the future attractions of Argentina. The Velociudad team will have all our support as this is one of the biggest sports infrastructure project since the World Cup in 1978.”
The ceremony marks the beginning of an estimated 14 months of extensive construction work to complete the first phase of the project including a 3.1 km circuit with a Clubhouse, Off Road Park and the first Driving Safety Centre in Latin America. A thrilling topography will be created by moving over one million cubic meters of ground, which would fill a truck queue from Buenos Aires to Cordoba.
“It is my vision to bring Formula 1 back to Argentina”, said Eddie Freedman, CEO of Velociudad Speedcity, “and to achieve this goal, we engaged the leading experts in the motorsport industry: Our architects, Populous, from London and the motorsport consultants, norman2, from Germany.”
The future project phases will expand the circuit to a full FIA Grade 1 Grand Prix configuration of 4.7 km, meeting the highest safety standards in the world. It will feature premium hotels, retail facilities and a unique Motorsport Academy to educate Argentine race driver talents and mechanics.
For more information and event images please visit www.velociudadba.com.