2010 October 21 archive

A lick of paint here, a scarecrow there… (Korean Grand Prix pre-race pictures) 21st October 2010, 13:46

Construction work continues at the Korean International Circuit less than 24 hours before the first practice session is scheduled to begin. But the latest pictures from the track show it is taking shape and reveal some of its interesting details, including a decorated bridge which spans the track and pit lane.

Korean Grand Prix – The F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme

Formula 1 adds another country to its ever-growing roster this weekend with the first ever running of the Korean Grand Prix. Have all the important information for the race at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme including a video guide to Formula 1′s newest track:

Championship rivals’ press conference

The championship contenders As well as appearing in a photo call together the five championship contenders faced the media in the pre-race press conference at the Korean International Circuit. Here’s what Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel had to say: Q: Gentlemen, you have just been doing the recreation of […]

Hamilton, Button, Alonso, Vettel and Webber re-create famous photograph

The famous photograph of 1986 world championship contenders Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet has been re-created by the five drivers in contention for the 2010 drivers’ title. Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel posed together and with Bernie Ecclestone at the Korean International Circuit. See below […]

Vodafone extend McLaren title sponsorship

Vodafone will continue as title sponsors of McLaren until at least the end of 2013 under a new contract announced today. The telecommunications company will become the team’s “official total communications partner” McLaren Group executive chairman Ron Dennis said: The success that Vodafone McLaren Mercedes has enjoyed since our two companies? partnership began in 2007 […]

Korean Grand Prix live TV times

We’ll have live commenting during every session of the Korean Grand Prix at F1 Fanatic as usual. We’re always looking for people to help run the live comments sessions so please get in touch using the contact form if you’d like to help out. Here are the details of the BBC’s live video coverage of […]

Dry weekend expected in Korea

With a new circuit and a greasy track surface to get to grips with, the last thing the drivers needs this weekend is rain. Fortunately for them the weather for the Korean Grand Prix looks likely to remain dry. The Korean International Circuit is outside Mokpo in the southernmost portion of South Korea. October is […]

20 years since Senna took out Prost at Suzuka

Ayrton Senna clinched the 1990 world championship in a deeply controversial Japanese Grand Prix. He rammed into rival Alain Prost at the first corner at Suzuka, taking both of them out of the race.

F1 Fanatic round-up: 21/10/2010

Practice for the Korean Grand Prix starts tomorrow so don’t forget to get your race predictions in as soon as possible. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Ecclestone happy with F1 preparation (The Hindu) ??I will come back if necessary. I don’t think it will be necessary before October. These people are quite capable, and I don’t […]