1936 Buenos Aires Grand Prix

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Argentina  1936 Buenos Aires Grand Prix
Race details
1936 Grand Prix season
Date October 18, 1936
Official name Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Location Coctanera Norte Buenos Aires
Course Public streets
2.65 km (1.64 mi)
Distance 30 laps, 79.5 km (49.39 mi)
Pole position
Driver N/A
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Carlos Zatuszek Mercedes
Time 1m 20.1s
First Argentina Carlos Arzani Alfa Romeo
Second Argentina Carlos Zatuszek Mercedes
Third Argentina Luis Brosutti Mercedes

October 18, 1936 - The first Buenos Aires Grand Prix (official name: I Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires), [1] was a Fuerza Libre race, run at the Costanera Norte circuit in three elimination heats and 1 final of 30 laps (2,65 km = 79,5 km), qualifying the top 11 drivers for the final. The entry list consisted of South American drivers. Heat 1 was won by Enrique Moyano (Ford), Heat 2 by Brazilian Manoel de Teffé (Alfa Romeo) and Zatuszek (Mercedes Benz) won the third.

Argentinian drivers dominated the final with Arzani placing first, Zatuszek second and Brosutti taking third on the podium to give Argentina a triple victory. De Teffé in fourth place was the only non Argentinian in the top six, followed by Moyano and Angel Garabato (Chrysler). Grid or race numbers are not currently available.


Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired
1 Argentina Carlos Arzani Alfa Romeo 8C-35 30 42:38.4
2 Argentina Carlos Zatuszek Mercedes-Benz SSK 30 43:05.4
3 Argentina Luis Brosutti Mercedes-Benz 30 43:43
4 Brazil Manuel de Teffé Alfa Romeo 30 44:01
5 Argentina Enrique Felix Moyano Ford 29 + 1 Lap
6 Argentina Angel Garabato Chrysler 28 + 2 Laps
7 Argentina Tadeo Taddia Chevrolet 27 + 3 Laps
8 Argentina Domingo Ochoteco Ford V8 36 + 4 Laps
DNF Argentina Augusto McCarthy Chrysler 6
DNF Argentina A. Rossi Ford V8
DNF Argentina Domingo Lopez Hudson
Source: [2] [3]


Brazil Manuel de Teffé (Baron Manuel de Teffé von Hoonholtz - *March 30, 1905 ↑January 1, 1967) was among the most prominent south-American drivers of the era before Chico Landi. De Teffé is credited with being instrumental for bringing European drivers to race in Brazil during the late 30s and was the main creator of the Gávea circuit and its races.[4]


  1. ^ "Pre-War South American "Grands Prix"". forums.autosport.com. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1936 Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires". Leif Snellman. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "I Gran Premio de Buenos Aires 1936". teamdan.com. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Golden Era - Drivers". Leif Snellman. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 

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