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Whiting visits Korean GP

Charlie Whiting visits Korea ahead of inaugural race later this year
FIA race director Charlie Whiting has visited the venue of the new Korean Grand Prix to compete a site inspection ahead of the race later this year.

Despite speculation that political unrest in the area could play havoc with Korea's plans to host an F1 event – and talk that the venue wouldn't be ready in time – Whiting was able to examine progress being made by event organisers, which included visiting the completed race tower, main grandstand and pit garages.

Having declared himself happy with the work carried out to date, Whiting is due to return to Korea for his next inspection at the end of August.

“Last week Korea Automobile Racing Association and the Korea Auto Valley Operation welcomed Charlie Whiting for a site inspection of the Korea International Circuit, as well as for meetings relating to our preparations for the Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix,” Yung Cho Chung, from event organisers KAVO said. “As anticipated, we had a successful visit and we are confident the drivers, teams and Formula 1 fans will enjoy the Korea International Circuit.”

Korea is set to host an F1 event for the first time in October on the new 5.615km circuit.


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fish fingers - Unregistered

July 22, 2010 10:25 PM

apparently there are no hotels.... so all will have to bring tents. Prob is Koreans are not tent kind of people so the first race will certainly be an interesting social experiment



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