Korea to build harbour side circuit
|Monday, October 2nd 2006, 12:45 GMT|
Korean Grand Prix organisers have revealed their Formula One circuit will be built along the harbour side in the Jeollanam-do province.
As revealed by autosport.com, Korea will host a Formula One race from 2010 after reaching a deal with the sport's boss Bernie Ecclestone.
The event will be held at the tentatively named "Korean International Circuit", which will be Korea's largest track exclusively for cars and motorcycles, with a 5.450km layout to be constructed under the guidance of J-Project.
The circuit construction will begin in 2007 and be completed in 2009.
The track has been designed by Hermann Tilke, and will be divided into a permanent part and a temporary part, which will go through a city.
The highlight of the event will be the race along the harbour promenade. People will be able to watch the race directly from their yachts, hotels and the promenade itself.
The F1 Paddock will be only temporarily used for the Grand Prix weekend, while for the rest of the year it will be a part of the city with possible exhibition facilities, shops, restaurants and cafes.