More concerns over Korean Grand Prix

The Korean Grand Prix, scheduled to take place on the 22nd to the 24th October, appears to be well behind schedule, with latest photos showing the track looking more like a rally circuit than an F1 venue. Despite this, the circuit organisers still insist that the Jeonman circuit wil open on September 5th, in only 2 week’s time.

The Korean Grand Prix track appears to be well behind schedule

The Korean Grand Prix track appears to be well behind schedule

The picture, vie 5Live F1’s Twitter account, will demonstrate just how far the track is from completion. While the paddock is understood to be more developed than this, it still worries me, as there is only 2 months left until the Korean Grand Prix is to start.

The only real description of the finished track we have is that of the upcoming game F1 2010. At Gamescom, their visualisation of the Jeonman track was shown, and I have to say it doesn’t look too bad (the track and the game). There seems to be at least 2 spots for overtaking, but may lack challenging corners. Here is the video (note the harsh penalty system for causing collisions, I approve):

What do you think? Will the track be completed in time for before the F1 paddock comes steaming in to Korea? If not, will you miss the track as it appears in the game?


2 responses to “More concerns over Korean Grand Prix

  1. pickle92 August 22, 2010 at 16:39

    I wrote an article concerning my fears about the Korean GP early last week, but I was looking at it from a slightly different point of view.

    You may also be interested in this…
    Article 5.6
    An Event which is cancelled with less than three months written notice to the FIA will not be considered for inclusion in the following year’s Championship unless the FIA judges the cancellation to have been due to force majeure.

    • ciaranmor August 22, 2010 at 16:57

      Obviously the North Koreans acting up again is much more dangerous and serious than the construction of the circuit. I’m just struggling to visualise the North Koreans attacking a worldwide sports event, it makes no sense seeing as their arguments are with South Korea and not the rest of the world. But having said that, the North Korean leaders are hardly rational thinkers…

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