Karun Chandhok has driven the first lap of the Korean International Circuit in a Red Bull demonstration car.
The Indian driver, on loan to the team from HRT for the event, said he thinks their car will be well-suited to the twisty track.
It?óÔé¼Ôäós a really interesting layout. The track?óÔé¼Ôäós got a good mix of corners and I think we?óÔé¼Ôäóll see a lot of overtaking in the first sector ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ there are long straights into slow hairpins. The straight after turn one and two is really long, so we may see some good slip streaming there, like in Shanghai. From turn seven onwards, there?óÔé¼Ôäós a fast section of flowing corners all the way back to the start-finish line ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ so I think the Red Bull Racing guys will be happy in sectors two and three. It?óÔé¼Ôäós an interesting layout.
Looking at the facilities, the garages and team buildings look pretty much finished and they?óÔé¼Ôäóre big! I think teams will need to bring around 30% more furniture to fill them! The grandstands also look reasonably finished. The track itself needs a bit more work on the asphalt and the kerbs, but the organisers think it?óÔé¼Ôäós all within their time-lines and are confident that it will be ready on time. And the locations nice, we?óÔé¼Ôäóre overlooking the sea.
There?óÔé¼Ôäós certainly some enthusiasm for F1 here. There are a lot of people at the event today, which wasn?óÔé¼Ôäót heavily publicised, and there?óÔé¼Ôäós a lot of media, which shows an interest. The organisers say they have sold a significant amount of tickets, so it should be a good race. It?óÔé¼Ôäós been great to drive the Red Bull car again and thanks to my team, HRT F1, for letting me complete this demonstration run.
Chandhok has also written about the event on his Twitter account.
Red Bull in Korea – pictures
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