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Rain arrives for Korean race start

A morning of rain has made the Korea International Circuit a tricky proposition ahead of its inaugural F1 event.
As forecast, the fringes of a passing typhoon has doused the Korea International Circuit with rain for much of the morning leading up to the first-ever Korean Grand Prix.

The weather change was widely predicted after qualifying on Saturday, and could play a major role in shaping both the outcome of the race and the 2010 world championship.

Even on full wets, cars heading to the grid were spinning or running wide as they searched for grip on the still dirty and unpredictable surface, and the only other race on the schedule lasted less than a lap before the safety car was called upon.

Bernd Maylander may find himself pressed into action again should the conditions be deemed too dangerous for a traditional grid start, especially if the two-week old tarmac layer prevents the rain from soaking into the surface.

There could also be problems in the pit-lane where the concrete surface has proved slippery all weekend, even in the dry.




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Saturday Practice, Robert Kubica (POL), Renault F1 Team, R30
Friday Practice 1, Korean flag
Saturday Practice, The safety car and medical car
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22.08.2014- Free Practice 2, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
22.08.2014- Free Practice 2, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
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22.08.2014- Free Practice 2, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
22.08.2014- Free Practice 2, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
22.08.2014- Free Practice 2, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
22.08.2014- Free Practice 2, Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E22 stopped on the track
22.08.2014- Free Practice 2, Andre Lotterer (GER), Caterham F1 Team
22.08.2014- Free Practice 2, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
22.08.2014- Free Practice 2, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E22
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df - Unregistered

October 24, 2010 7:35 AM

And now, thanks to the FIA for the 10 laps race we'll have today :o( -why go racing on a track finished at last minute? -why ban testing? -why set the start at 3pm? Real fans prefer to watch a full race even if have to wake up at 4am !!!



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