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