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:

The race

Korean Grand Prix preview – Unpredictable Korea may be McLaren?σΤιΌΤδσs last chance

Championship points – Mark Webber has a 14-point lead over Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel

F1 Fanatic championship calculator – Work out how the finishing positions of this weekend’s race will affect the championship

Stewards

Alan Jones, the 1980 world champion, joins the stewards as the drivers’ representative this weekend. It is his first time in the role.

The other FIA representative on the stewards’ panel are Gerd Ennser, board member of the German automobile club ADAC, and world motor sport council member Garry Connelly.

They will be joined by a member of Korea’s national sporting authority.

The track

Korea International Circuit, 2010 Korean Grand Prix

Korea International Circuit, 2010 Korean Grand Prix

The latest Hermann Tilke-designed addition to the F1 championship calendar is 5.6km long and has an unusual part-permanent, part-temporary configuration.

Late-running construction work meant the race only got the go-ahead at the 11th hour and pictures from the circuit in the days leading up to the race shows workers are still putting the finishing touches to the track.

The new Korean International Circuit turn-by-turn in pictures – First pictures from the new track

Korea ?σΤιΌ?τready?σΤιΌ?Ψ but construction continues – A marshal tells us the track will be ready but may look “unglamorous”

Late completion of Korea?σΤιΌΤδσs F1 track raises concerns over slippery surface – The recently-laid tarmac is likely to mean a slippery surface

The weather

Dry but cool weather is forecast this weekend.

Read more: Dry weekend expected in Korea

Following the race live

We’ll be commenting live on the Korean Grand Prix from start to finish. Join us for the race, qualifying and all three practice sessions at these times:

Friday 22nd October 2010

Korean Grand Prix Free practice 1 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 10:00 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 11:30 (02:00 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 03:30)
Korean Grand Prix Free practice 2 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 14:00 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 15:30 (06:00 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 07:30)

Saturday 23rd October 2010

Korean Grand Prix Free practice 3 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 11:00 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 12:00 (03:00 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 04:00)
Korean Grand Prix Qualifying ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 14:00 (06:00)

Sunday 24th October 2010

Korean Grand Prix ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 15:00 (07:00)

Times are local times with British time conversions in brackets.

More session times and live blog details here: Korean Grand Prix live TV times

Also make sure you follow F1 Fanatic on Twitter for updates throughout the race weekend.

Predict the pole sitter and top five finishers in the Korean Grand Prix for your chance to win F1 tickets, DVDs, books and more

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11 comments on Korean Grand Prix – The F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme

  1. Track looks good in the video even though all the buildings and construction isnt there yet. Bring on the race :D

  2. Another mourning race. Nice :) I better like if F1 is in mourning- then u have free all the day :)

  3. Regis said on 21st October 2010, 23:18

    I had never seen the finished version with all the buildings, this will look amazing !

  4. Ben C said on 22nd October 2010, 9:44

    With respect, unless you watch motor racing for the peripheral landscaping, who cares about the outfield aesthetics.

    This is another Tilke Designed circuit with too many corners that lead into corners. As a former racing driver, it’s sad to watch these tracks become so formulaic. Interesting article about Tilke circuits here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/51822-is-hermann-tilke-slowly-killing-formula-one

    Glad Suzuka and Spa were built before Bernie gave Tilke the carte Blanche on circuit design.

    You can do it yourself by drawing 2 long straights joined by 2 hairpins and then make the rest of the circuit a series of medium speed corners with no chance of overtaking.

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 22nd October 2010, 9:54

      That article is the particular kind of dredging-the-bottom-of-the-barrel crap you can only find on sites like Bleacher Report.

      • Ben C said on 22nd October 2010, 10:22

        First time i have heard of bleacher. Mate I hope that this weekend sees a great GP as much as you do. Hope I’m wrong about the circuit. Turn 3 is where it will be at.

  5. Hope Alan Jones will be great refree

  6. Sush Meerkat said on 22nd October 2010, 16:45

    Where’s the F1fanatic championship predictions?, can’t find them!.

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