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Korean International Circuit

Circuit info

Location: Yeongam, South Korea
Laps: 28
Circuit Type: Race
Circuit Length: 5.621KM
Qualifying Record: 1:30.038 - Schmeval (McLaren), Season #5
Lap Record: 1:32.365 - Schmeval, Season #5

The decision to award a grand prix to Korea was greeted with mixed reactions, with critics quick to point out the country has no racing tradition and it was another case of the FOM putting money before anything else.

The location was also an issue. While organisers wanted a venue near Seoul, they ended up with one in Yeongam County, more than four hours from the capital.

The construction of the Hermann Tilke-designed circuit started in November 2007 but was still some way short of being finished by the scheduled completion date of July 2010, three months before the inaugural grand prix.

The 3.5-mile circuit is built on 425 acres of reclaimed land beside an artificial seaside lake. The anti-clockwise track feaKICes the calendar's longest straight, allowing for speeds of up to 320km per hour. The grandstands will accommodate up to 135,000 people, although the remote location makes it likely that capacity will not be tested.

The organisers have a seven-year deal to host the race, with an option to renew for a further five-year term.

Previous F1 Race Results - Korean Grand Prix

Season Race Date Winning Driver Team Laps
10 Season #10 Korean Grand Prix - Race 2 July 24th, 2016 Australia Eradicator Great Britain Williams F1 Team 17
9 Season #8 Korean Grand Prix January 19th, 2014 Poland Preyst France Lotus 28
8 Season #7 Korean Grand Prix July 14th, 2013 Australia Schmeval India Force India 28
7 Season #6 Korean Grand Prix January 27th, 2013 Australia Flukey Great Britain Williams 28
6 Season #5 Korean Grand Prix July 15th, 2012 Australia WebbyMoto Austria Red Bull 28
5 Season #4 Korean Grand Prix February 5th, 2012 Australia Atomic Lambo France Renault 28
4 Season #3 Korean Grand Prix July 3rd, 2011 Australia Ghost India Group Force India 22
3 Season #2 Korean Grand Prix April 2nd, 2011 Australia Ghost Great Britain Team Lotus F1 22
2 Season #1 Korean Grand Prix November 14th, 2010 Australia bobaj0r Great Britain McLaren 11

F1 Driver Stats - Korean Grand Prix

Driver Races 1st 2nd 3rd Podiums Poles Fastest Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 Australia Ghost 6 2 0 1 3 1 0 5.3 4.3 93
2 Australia Atomic Lambo 10 1 2 3 6 0 1 4.1 4.1 140
3 Australia Schmeval 3 1 1 0 2 1 2 2.7 2.7 53
4 Australia bobaj0r 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 1.5 1.5 47
5 Australia Eradicator 9 1 0 2 3 2 0 5.0 4.7 114
6 Australia Flukey 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 3.0 2.0 40
7 Australia Parkour 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 4.8 3.5 59
8 Australia WebbyMoto 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.0 1.0 25
9 Poland Preyst 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.0 7.0 25
10 Australia kikz 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 3.3 3.0 52
11 Australia ToF 4 0 1 1 2 1 0 4.5 5.8 38
12 New Zealand Flouncy 10 0 1 0 1 0 0 6.4 6.9 72
13 Australia DaZzA 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 4.3 5.3 30
14 Australia Jasegp 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 3.7 5.7 22
15 Australia RileyF1 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 6.0 6.0 19
16 Australia petevo 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 2.5 3.5 27
17 Australia roxas3sora3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 5.7 28
18 Australia MrTran 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 5.5 18
19 Australia Fredzfrog 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.8 7.5 17
20 Australia Oz1098S 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.7 8.0 14
21 Australia E.T. 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 8.0 14
22 Australia BreakerMorant 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 5.0 10
23 Australia Silicnt 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 8.5 10
24 New Zealand 888 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 6.0 8
25 Australia nobody813 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 6.0 8
26 Australia Intense 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.5 8.0 8
27 Australia NightKid 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 9.0 2
28 Australia steve088 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 11.0 0
29 Australia NightFire 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 12.0 0
30 Australia Modz 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 11.0 0
31 Australia MaverickROM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 7.0 0

Previous GP2 Race Results - Korean Grand Prix

Season Race Date Winning Driver Team Laps
5 Season #5 Korean Grand Prix July 20th, 2014 Australia Ploddy Germany Mercedes 28
4 Season #4 Korean Grand Prix February 2nd, 2014 Great Britain SOJ Italy Ferrari 28
3 Season #3 Korean Grand Prix July 14th, 2013 Great Britain SOJ Italy Ferrari 28
2 Season #2 Korean Grand Prix January 27th, 2013 Australia NightFire Germany Mercedes 28
1 Season #1 Korean Grand Prix July 8th, 2012 Australia Jasegp India Force India 28

GP2 Driver Stats - Korean Grand Prix

Driver Races 1st 2nd 3rd Podiums Poles Fastest Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 Great Britain SOJ 3 2 0 0 2 0 2 2.7 4.3 53
2 Australia Ploddy 5 1 2 0 3 2 1 3.6 3.6 75
3 Australia Jasegp 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1.0 1.0 30
4 Australia NightFire 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.0 1.0 29
5 Australia Toggsie 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 4.5 4.0 26
6 Australia Oz1098S 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1.0 2.0 23
7 Australia Intense 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2.0 2.0 22
8 Australia millen 5 0 0 3 3 0 0 5.0 3.6 72
9 Australia E.T. 2 0 0 2 2 1 0 2.5 3.0 30
10 Australia PessimistPrime 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 4.5 44
11 Sweden Effing Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 6.5 31
12 Australia rogue eclipse 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.8 7.5 20
13 Australia roxas3sora3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 6.5 16
14 Australia petevo 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.3 8.7 12
15 Australia Eradicator 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 5.0 10
16 Australia Parsifal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 6.0 8
17 New Zealand Flouncy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 7.0 6
18 Australia nobody813 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 9.5 4
19 Australia Doull Teg 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 8.5 4
20 Australia Fredzfrog 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 9.2 3
21 Australia st8smn350 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.0 12.0 0
22 Australia Atomic Lambo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 9.0 0