Tilke is distancing himself from the project:
“”I assume the Koreans will finish in time,” said German architect Tilke, founder and chief of F1′s preferred circuit design company Tilke GmbH.
“I am working (on the project) only in an advisory capacity,” he told Germany’s Bild newspaper.”
from : http://www.motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=388853&FS=F1
“Charlie Whiting was due to inspect the track Tuesday, but decided there was no point for the rather fundamental reason that the top surface has not been completed.
He is instead heading home, and will now go to Korea on the Monday after the Japanese GP. Thus what the FIA’s own rules dictate should have been an inspection 90 days out will be held some 10 days prior to the start of the meeting.”
It doesn’t make a difference to FOM, since they will get their money and will likely seek additional compensation from the organizers. The teams are troubled that the hospitality areas are not yet complete and they are being charged high rates for renting those areas.