The Korean Grand Prix organisers have begun laying the tarmac at the Korean International Circuit ahead of the much-delayed official inspection of the circuit by the FIA. Laying the tarmac this late may mean it does not have enough time to cure properly ahead of the race weekend. Charlie Whiting is due to visit the … Continue reading Tarmac laid at Korean F1 track (Pictures)
A new video of the “Circuit Run” event at the Korean International Circuit on Saturday shows more of F1’s latest new venue. It includes more footage of Karun Chandhok’s demonstration run and reveals more of the state of completion of the venue less than eight weeks before it is due to hold the Korean Grand … Continue reading New video of Chandhok driving at Korea
Karun Chandhok has driven the first lap of the Korean International Circuit in a Red Bull demonstration car. The Indian driver, on loan to the team from HRT for the event, said he thinks their car will be well-suited to the twisty track.
A photograph showing the state of progress of the track surface at Korea has emerged. It’s not clear when the picture was taken but it’s possible to see some of the buildings that were in photographs released by the circuit earlier this week. Those pictures showed little of the ground around the buildings which, as … Continue reading Korean F1 track aerial photo emerges
The Korean International Circuit is “90% complete” according to the race promoters. It will hold its first event on Saturday with Karun Chandhok doing a demonstration run in a Red Bull. The circuit will host the inaugural Korean Grand Prix on October 24th.
The organisers of the Korean Grand Prix have shrugged off speculation their inaugural race might be cancelled. The Korean International Circuit is set to officially open on September 5th. In preparation for its first F1 race it will host the Asian Festival of Speed on the weekend of the 28th and 29th of September. Formula … Continue reading Korean GP track to open on September 5th
Whenever a new race is added to the F1 calendar it’s only a matter of time before stories appear claiming construction problems will prevent the race from happening. It happened with Abu Dhabi last year and with other purpose-built venues before that and, sure enough, stories claiming the Korean Grand Prix organisers were running behind … Continue reading “No doubt” over Korean GP – Ecclestone
Here’s a video 3D rendering of South Korea’s new F1 track which will be on the F1 calendar in 2010. I hadn’t seen it before but it looks like it was posted on Youtube a few weeks ago.
With so much attention focused on which teams might be racing in F1 in 2010, less is being said about what circuits might feature on the world championship calendar. Many circuits are facing pressure from falling audiences and Bernie Ecclestone’s unrelentingly high prices. There is significant doubt over the planned races at Hockenheim, Fuji and … Continue reading The state of the 2010 F1 calendar
We’ve had a glimpse before of South Korea’s F1 track, which is due to hold its first Grand Prix next year. But now the official home page for the 2010 South Korean Grand Prix is live, complete with new pictures of the Jeonnam track.