The inaugural Korean Grand Prix attracted 168,000 spectators over the three-day event, the race organisers claimed on Friday.
The Korean International Circuit is the fourth new venue F1 has visited since the start of 2008. The cars will hit the track for first practice one week from today. But late-running construction work has raised doubts over what state the track will be in. Here’s a look at what to expect from Korea’s new … Continue reading Late completion of Korea’s F1 track raises concerns over slippery surface
As we wait to learn the result of the FIA’s inspection of the Korean International Circuit, the race organisers have issued new photographs showing the extent of development at the circuit so far. It is widely believed next week’s race at the new circuit will go ahead and official word from the FIA is expected … Continue reading Aerial photos of the Korean F1 track
As the FIA begin their inspection of the Korean International Circuit, Red Bull have revealed their simulation of what F1’s latest new venue should look like. The simulation is a long way from the unfinished facility we saw footage of a few weeks ago. Will it all be ready on time – and how close … Continue reading How Korea is supposed to look (Video)
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
An onboard video of Karun Chandhok’s lap around the Korean International Circuit gives a good impression of the new F1 track – and how much work the circuit organisers still have to do before the first race there next month. The overall impression is of a layout rather like the Hungaroring but with a couple … Continue reading Onboard video lap of Korea’s F1 track
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.
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
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.
A provisional 2009 F1 calendar is expected to be announced tomorrow by Bernie Ecclestone according to Nigel Roebuck. Among the changes for 2009 will be the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, announced last year. And on Sunday rumours came to light that Magny-Cours, host of the French Grand Prix, will get a second stay of … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours
If Bernie Ecclestone gets his way (and how often does that not happen?) five Formula 1 grands prix will be held under floodlights by 2010 – which by then will probably be a quarter of the calendar. It’s an ambitious target given that the first F1 night Grand Prix at Singapore hasn’t even been held … Continue reading 2010 F1 calendar may have 5 night GPs
The final part of the guide to F1 circuits looks at the new street circuits in Valencia and Singapore set to join the calendar this year. And there are three more new venues set to host F1 races in the next two years – Abu Dhabi, India and South Korea. The Formula 1 calendar could … Continue reading F1 circuits history part 16: 2008 and beyond