• Sep 11, 2010
Karun Chandhok does laps of the Korean GP circuit – Click above to watch video after the jump

Just six weeks remain until the Korean Grand Prix takes place on October 24. The track itself is only barely ready and the surrounding infrastructure is nowhere near ready, but that didn't stop Karun Chandhok from running a few fast laps. On leave from HRT F1 for a few races, Chandhok piloted a Red Bull on grooved tires through the dusty 3.49-mile circuit. It looks a lot more exciting on paper than it does behind the wheel – save for the massive straight – but hopefully the championship battle will provide enough excitement on its own. Follow the jump for the video.

[Source: ESPN F1]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      That is going to be a fast track I think
        • 4 Years Ago
        he was running at 7/10ths

        only really giving it the business down the main straight for the observers
      • 4 Years Ago
      To be honest, what I'm more worried about is next year's Indian grand prix, judging by the preparations for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
      • 4 Years Ago
      useless of tilke to put so many walls up.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The track I really have a problem with is Abu Dhabi, it is the absolute epitome of a Tilke Mickey Mouse track, I mean chicanes, hairpins, and endless runoff area, bleh.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Look i am serious, they have GOT TO bring F1 to New York, we can easily build a track next to Shea Stadium or block off real streets in Manhattan like Monte Carlo

      http://formulawallpapers.com/wallpapers/kimi_raikkonen_ferarri_monte_carlo_2009_wallpaper.jpg
      • 4 Years Ago
      We're building and Indy Car and ALMS track on the streets of Baltimore. Just have F1 stop by and join in the fun! We're close enough for NYC to come to the show.
      • 4 Years Ago
      well the only positive i see is that chandok holds the lap record around this track right now :D that in itself is epic.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The only reason I am still slightly optimistic about it being finished in time is simply because I have seen first hand how fast Koreans work, especially with construction jobs. They very well might get it done in time.
      • 4 Years Ago
      mmm, V10 sounds..
      • 4 Years Ago
      The track isn't even barely ready at this stage as it still has another layer of tarmac to go down on the top. Karun insisted this morning on the BBC F1 commentary that it isn't as incomplete as it looks and it'll be ready. I'm not so sure myself.

      Anyone who followed CART and CCWS will be getting a sense of deja vu here. Several years in a row Korea was granted a race and was unable to have the facilities completed in time.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I noticed that Koreans have like, pattern of doing this... back in 1988 (Seoul Olympics) 2002 (Korea-Japan World Cup) they didn't complete the soccer stadiums and game arenas until 3-6 months before the World Cup or Olympics was supposed to start while Japanese counterparts built the all the soccer stadiums 12 months prior to that. Maybe they like working under time pressure, like a high school kid that turns in his assignment 5 minutes before deadline, but well... this doesn't make them look good in international community =P...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hmm? Really? Then I apologize for my miscomment... sorry, I just happen to have heard articles that Korea was cutting time-line too close during both the Olympics and the World Cup =P... Ignore my comment above then.
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