F1 » Accident leaves Korea in 'rush' to complete F1 circuit

As organisers rush to get the circuit ready in time to successfully host the inaugural Korean Grand Prix later this month, a further setback has threatened the likelihood of the race actually taking place...

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nossense - Unregistered

October 01, 2010 5:47 PM

They are troubled by the North one...it isnt hard to get.

Or at last the local gov always feel like that...

If it happens to succeed bringing a new venue to F1 it will be considered like a miracle.

If they can't will be a chance that bernie plays the hidden card: Motorland Aragon.

Mark _

October 01, 2010 6:05 PM

Assuming that they have to cancel the race what is required to have a stand-in event at another track, (i.e do the teams have to unanimously agree to it)? If so whoever is leading will obviously not want an additional race.

Ian - Unregistered

October 01, 2010 6:50 PM

If a replacement event is to take place, that San Luis circuit in Argentina would be amazing, probably not enough money in it for the poison dwarf though!

JAM - Unregistered

October 01, 2010 10:02 PM

Surely, some sort of contingency plan should have been in place a long time ago - can't help but think that a race at Fuji would have been an ideal reserve considering that Korea is scheduled one week after Suzuka.

MotoGP did the right thing - they had Aragon as a reserve. When it became clear that the Balatonring wasn't going to be ready, Aragon was able to be mobilised in plenty of time.

Obviously too late for a reserve race now, but with new circuits in India and Austin due to take their places on the F1 calendar in 2011 and 2012, the FIA should ensure that a contingency plan is in place in case of problems with the building of these tracks.


October 02, 2010 10:36 AM

This is stupid, why on earth did the greedy litle dwarf sign up Korea in the first place when they didnt even have a circuit that was suitable.

Oh!, was it money?, I didnt realise, not for the good of the sport then !! you know , make it more interesting.

Sort knackers a couple of drivers chances of the WDC in they have to drop a race off of the calender. Shame when you cant rely on the organisers isnt it.

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