03 - 06 May 07
Based:Cordoba-Villa Carlos Paz
Most Recent Winner:Sebastien Loeb (2009)
The trip to Argentina may be long for European fans, but, when you combine a land of spectacular scenery with a nation of people always up for a party, you have the ideal location for a World Rally Championship event. It's always a highlight of the season.
The rally will be based in Villa Carlos Paz - a small town near the stately city of Cordoba. New this year, will be a new superspecial held at the River Plate Soccer Stadium in the capital city of Buenos Aires on Thursday. The two superspecials from 2006 at the Soccer Stadium in Cordoba are back again, one taking place on Friday and the other one on Sunday.
The high altitude of the stages, just as in Mexico, can sap the cars of power as they struggle for breath in the thin air. The blend of high speeds and bumpy terrain place extra stresses on the suspension, and the bodywork can take a pounding. More hazards are provided by the numerous watersplashes, but the sight of a World Rally Car plunging through a water-filled ford is one of the highlights of the season. The weather can also be highly unpredictable. In the wet, the loose gravel surface can become greasy, catching out the unwary.
2007 Sebastien Loeb (Citroen C4)
2006 Sebastien Loeb (Citroen Xsara)
2005 Sebastien Loeb (Citroen Xsara)
2004 Carlos Sainz (Citroen Xsara)
2003 Marcus Gronholm (Peugeot 206)
2002 Carlos Sainz (Ford Focus)
2001 Colin McRae (Ford Focus)
2000 Richard Burns (Subaru Impreza)
1999 Juha Kankkunen (Subaru Impreza)
1998 Tommi Makinen (Mitsubishi Lancer)
1997 Tommi Makinen (Mitsubishi Lancer)
1996 Tommi Makinen (Mitsubishi Lancer)