Setting the scene for Korea

Setting the scene for Korea

The drivers' world championship may have been decided in favour of Sebastian Vettel, but the Felipe Massa v Lewis Hamilton tension is just one of the elements that make the Korean Grand Prix worth watching, as Edd Straw explains

With the battle for the drivers' world championship officially over, as opposed to effectively over as it had been for some time prior to the Japanese Grand Prix, the Formula 1 circus washed up in the city of Mokpo for the second Korean Grand Prix.

It's fair to say that this small industrial city in the south-west of the country, with a population of just 250,000, isn't a place that anyone in the paddock would find themselves were it not for the F1 calendar. It's an incongruous location for a race, a feeling that isn't counteracted by the track, which was completed in great haste at the eleventh hour last year. It's barely been touched since the inaugural grand prix 12 months ago, save for the odd change of kerbing here and there. As for the hotels, the less said about them the better, although AUTOSPORT's experience suggests that they have at least been cleaned up since 2010

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