Stat Attack: Korea
Michele Merlino investigates the relative performances of the field when they race at inaugural grands prix, like the one that takes place at Yeongam in South Korea this weekend
Yeongam will be the 68th track in Formula 1 history, the ninth new addition since 1999. That was the year the first 'Tilkedrome' was introduced in Sepang, followed by an F1 version of Indianapolis in 2000. Sakhir and Shanghai appeared on the calendar in 2004, Istanbul in 2005, Singapore and Valencia in 2008 and Abu Dhabi last year.
With no previous F1 statistics to draw from Yeongam, we have instead taken a look at the current drivers' performances when they encountered a completely new track.
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