Setting the scene for Korea

Setting the scene for Korea

Amid people hard at work to complete the track, the inaugural Korean GP will take place after all. It's not a pretty sight, but that will not matter when the cars hit the track. Edd Straw sets the scene for the weekend

Welcome to the Building Site Grand Prix. The new Korea International Circuit is most generously described as a work in progress, with the freshly-laid asphalt threading its way through patches of near-scrubland, past grandstands that are still being nailed together and skirting a harbour that, as yet, exists only in the imagination. We can be glad, at least, that the land reclamation project is complete, meaning that the track is not submerged.

As for the small city that some of the more extravagant artist's impressions of the track envisioned the circuit wending its way through, it's going to take a few more years (not to mention some serious cash) to bring that particular skyline to life.

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