Korean Grand Prix
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- Next Race Date — 14th October 2012
- Location — Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea
- Number of Laps — 55
- Circuit Length — 5.615 km (3.489 mi)
- Race Distance — 308.825 km (191.895 mi)
Korean GP Overview
The inaugural Korean Grand Prix was held in 2010 and immediately proved popular with drivers, teams and spectators. The main problem faced by the purpose built track was that the accommodation provisions were limited but this is expected to have been solved in time for the race this year.
The Korean Grand Prix is new to the Formula One circuit but a number of drivers have expressed that they like the Korean International circuit.
The circuit is a challenging 5.615 km in length with 18 corners per lap. The race takes place over 55 laps with a total race distance of 308.630 km. The current fastest lap is held by Fernando Alonso with a time of 1:50:257 set in 2010.
History of Formula 1 in South Korea
The 2010 Korean Grand Prix was announced as part of the Formula One Schedule in 2006 but after some issues with funding the race was not initially added to the calendar. Shortly afterwards the funding for the event was confirmed and the race went ahead to much acclaim.
The event has now been confirmed for the next seven years with an additional five-year clause available that should ensure the race remains as part of the Formula One Schedule until 2021.
Korean F1 Grand Prix Key Moments
- Fernando Alonso claims victory after Sebastian Vettel is forced to retire on lap 46 whilst leading the race.