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Korean Grand Prix Yeongam International Circuit

After months of Speculation the new Korea International Circuit was finished with just days to spare before the Korean Grand Prix.

Rumors abounded that the newly finished surface of the track was unlikely to hold up to the punishment handed out by a modern Formula One car, but in the end the Grand Prix went the full race distance with no major damage.

Although somewhat drawn out because of torrential rain at the beginning of the race forcing the Grand Prix to be suspended under Red Flag conditions and then, when restarted the Safety car had to stay out for yet another 14 laps until the track was finally deemed safe enough to race.

The new Korea International circuit is a brand new construction and part of a multi-billion dollar master plan that will eventually see a whole city build up around the track almost becoming something similar to Singapore.
Built on marshland on the edge of the China Sea with not a high rise building in sight, today it is hard to imagine how the circuit will eventually look if the developers dreams come true.

CIRCUIT DATA

Length of lap: 3.492 Miles (5.621 km)
Lap record: 1:50.257 (Fernando Alonso, 2010, Ferrari)
Number of Turns: 18 (7 RH, 11 LH)
Number of race laps: 55
Total race distance: 192.11 Miles (309.26km)
Pitlane speed limits: 60km/h during practice sessions; 100km/h during qualifying and race

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