“Chile is an important country in South America. I’ve personally been to Chile several times, mainly for skiing. Having another event in South America means a lot to me. Santiago de Chile is only a four hour’s flight away from my hometown São Paulo.”
Nearly one million vehicles in Chile’s capital Santiago de Chile account for 37 percent of the total number of vehicles in this South American country. So one in seven of the more than seven million inhabitants owns a car. Although this is relatively little for a big city, the main traffic arteries are permanently clogged during rush hour. Still, for tourists for example it pays to rent a car because Santiago’s geographic location close to mountains and beaches offers interesting opportunities for sightseeing trips. Inside the city, it is best to get around on the Metro de Santiago. The Santiago subway has the largest rail network in South America and after its counterparts in Buenos Aires and São Paulo is the third-oldest one there.