Video: a lap of Korea with Chandhok
|By Jonathan Noble||Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 09:19 GMT|
Formula 1 fans have been given a first chance to see what the new Korean Grand Prix track will be like for the drivers, with on-board footage of Karun Chandhok's demonstration run last weekend having been released.
The footage, which was captured during a promotional event at the Korean venue last weekend, gives an idea of the unique characteristics of the circuit - with long straights, tight corners and street-track type barriers close to the track.
Chandhok, who completed the laps in one of last year's Red Bull Racing car's, was upbeat about the prospects of good racing at the venue.
"It has a good mix of corners," he told the official Formula 1 website. "The first part of the lap has long straights followed by slow corners, which should allow plenty of passing opportunities. The long straight after turn two will allow some good slipstreaming.
"From Turn seven onwards the circuit opens up and there are four high-speed corners with some elevation changes, which will be interesting for the drivers. Turns eight-nine and 11-12 are going to be really interesting for the drivers, with high-speed changes of direction and camber changes.
"It's also got a bit of a street-circuit feel to it actually, with the walls being quite close, and you can't really look through the apex of a lot of the corners, a bit like the Valencia street circuit."