Heidfeld warns over oily tarmac at Korea

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Nick Heidfeld has raised concerns over the track surface at the Korean International Circuit ahead of its inaugural race next week. The Sauber driver said: At the moment hardly anyone knows exactly what to expect on site. I am very curious to see the track and the facilities. From a driver?s perspective the most important … Continue reading Heidfeld warns over oily tarmac at Korea

Hamilton “extremely positive” about Korea

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Lewis Hamilton says he is “extremely positive” about the new Korean Grand Prix circuit after driving it in McLaren’s simulator: I?ve driven the Korean International Circuit on the simulator, and my first impressions were extremely positive. On paper, the track should suit our car quite well ?ǣ the first sector is all about good end-of-straight … Continue reading Hamilton “extremely positive” about Korea

FIA confirms Korean GP will take place

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The Korean International Circuit has passed its FIA inspection, meaning the race meeting will go ahead as planned on October 22nd-24th. There had been doubts over the race as the FIA regulations require inspections to take place 90 days before a race. Korea’s inspection was delayed due to over-running construction work and the tarmac was … Continue reading FIA confirms Korean GP will take place

Tarmac laid at Korean F1 track (Pictures)

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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)

New video of Chandhok driving at Korea

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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

Korean F1 track aerial photo emerges

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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

Korean GP track to open on September 5th

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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

“No doubt” over Korean GP – Ecclestone

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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

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