New 2010 Korean GP

Discussion in 'F1' started by SRT Mike, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. SRT Mike

    SRT Mike Two Time F1 World Champ

    Oct 31, 2003
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    Does anyone know anything about this race?

    Are they building a new track? Or holding it at an existing track?

    Never been to Korea, but I like going to someplace new every year for a GP. Korea may be good... or not. If it's a bore-track in the middle of nowhere, maybe not worth it... but would be nice to go to Korea.
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  3. Bas

    Bas Three Time F1 World Champ

    Mar 24, 2008
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    IIRC it will be a street race like singapore.

    Apparently parts of Seoul is mad at night on the motorways, plenty of supercars street racing etc...
  4. Ney

    Ney F1 Veteran
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    Apr 20, 2004
    #3 Ney, Sep 23, 2009
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2009
    About the circuit
    It is to be built in 2007 over two years, named the Korean International Circuit and located in Yeongam-gun near the town of Mokpo, roughly 240 miles south of Seoul, 34°47'29.60"N, 126°23'11.95"E to be precise. While a few graphics here and there offer proposed layouts, it's still uncertain and once again, Herman Tilke is tasked with the design job. Give us overtaking opportunities rather than mathematically-based driving permutations, please. It seems from early reports that the track will contain a harbour stretch of track not too dissimilar from that in Monaco or Montreal - I guess watching the race from a large boat is the idea.

    Sourced from a site about the Korean Formula 1 Circuit. Mokpo seems to be a very dense city with an industrial harbor. Based on Google Earth and Panoramio, it does not appear to have the amenities of a Monaco or Montreal.
  5. Casino Square

    Casino Square Formula 3

    Apr 21, 2004
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    ...what a joke. Korea has some of the most unsightly asthetics of any country I have ever seen. Everyone eats 10lb of Kimchi every day (garlic cabbage) and have breath to prove it! The Koreans are one of the most thin skinned, volatile people I have ever come across. It will quickly become one of the most disliked circuits of the F1 season. I would rather have a race in North Korea....
  6. SlvSurfer

    SlvSurfer Formula Junior

    Nov 18, 2005
    Where did that come from?
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  8. Far Out

    Far Out F1 Veteran

    Feb 18, 2007
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    Yeah, tell us how you really feel! ;)

    @topic: Not another street race, please... do we really need another GP in Asia?
  9. SRT Mike

    SRT Mike Two Time F1 World Champ

    Oct 31, 2003
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    Raymond Luxury Yacht
    Hmmm... well if it's another Valencia, I'm out.

    I went to the official site which was entirely in Korean, and the "change language" dropdown only had one choice - Korean.

    Brilliant! :D

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