An onboard video of Karun Chandhok’s lap around the Korean International Circuit gives a good impression of the new F1 track – and how much work the circuit organisers still have to do before the first race there next month.
The overall impression is of a layout rather like the Hungaroring but with a couple of long straights leading to slow hairpins where overtaking might be possible. See below for the video.
The track is bordered by barriers at the beginning and end of the lap and several of the corners have blind approaches. There are several places where barriers are yet to be built and kerbing installed.
With the track very dirty Chandhok clearly got nowhere near a representative lap time.
The footage from Codemasters’ forthcoming game F1 2010 shows how the circuit is supposed to look once construction is completed:
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