How well drivers looked after their intermediate tyres was decisive for the outcome of the Korean Grand Prix. In an earlier wet race at Shanghai drivers pitted for fresh sets of intermediate tyres. But this time most of them chose not to, toughing it out to the end of the race, some coping far better … Continue reading Preserving his tyres key to Alonso’s victory (Korean Grand Prix analysis)
The Korean Grand Prix was a destruction derby of a race with several drivers crashing out in difficult conditions. Former championship leader Mark Webber’s Red Bull (pictured) was the most high-profile wreck of the day. See below for more pictures from the rain-hit Korean Grand Prix.
The Korean Grand Prix got off to a late start after heavy rain – and drivers were divided over how soon the race should have got underway. After three laps behind the safety car the race start was suspended and the cars sat on the grid for half an hour as they waited for the … Continue reading Should the Korean Grand Prix have started sooner?
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Red Bull may have locked out the front row of the grid but their advantage is measured in hundredths of a second instead of tenths. Their performance advantage on race day has seldom if ever been as great as it is in qualifying, so Ferrari and McLaren have to consider this a race they can … Continue reading Red Bull have front row but no easy path to victory (Korean GP pre-race analysis)
The second day of action at the Korean International Circuit saw a closely-fought battle for pole position. Several drivers also participated in a ceremony marking the opening of the new track by having casts of their hand prints taken. See below for more pictures from Saturday in Korea.
Felipe Massa blamed traffic after missing out on fifth place on the grid in qualifying for the Korean Grand Prix. Meanwhile the Red Bull duo had a near-perfect end to the session, lapping within a tenth of a second of each other and setting their fastest times in all three sectors on their last laps.
The circuit may be brand new but there’s nothing new about the front row of the grid: Sebastian Vettel leads another all-Red Bull front row. The pair beat Fernando Alonso’s time in the dying moments of Q3 to grab the front row of the grid for the first Korean Grand Prix.
Robert Kubica set the fastest lap of the weekend so far ahead of qualifying for the Korean Grand Prix. The top four teams ended the session separated by less than a tenth of a second as Kubica headed Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber.
The low-grip surface at Korea and the high tyre degradation the teams are experiencing could be the a recipe for an exciting race on Sunday. On top of that the three championship contenders all seem quite evenly matched following the first two practice sessions at the Korean International Circuit.
The reaction of F1 drivers to the Korean International Circuit after the first day’s running at the track was largely positive. “For a modern track it has got a lot of character,” said Adrian Sutil, and several others were also complimentary about the track. But many drivers have also questioned the pit lane entrance which … Continue reading Drivers give thumbs-up to Korean F1 track – apart from the pit lane entrance
For a while it looked like it might not happen, but F1 cars took to the track in Korea for the first time today. Korea Auto Valley Operation president Yung Cho Chung looked on as Heikki Kovalainen led the runners out at the beginning of the first practice session. See below for more pictures from … Continue reading 100 pictures from Korean GP practice
Mark Webber lapped quickest in the second practice session at Korea. The Red Bull drivers was the only person to set a sub-98 second lap time. Four different cars occupied the top four places with Fernando Alonso second fastest in front of Lewis Hamilton and Robert Kubica.
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High straight-line speeds helped McLaren and Renault to the fastest times in first practice at Korea. Sebastian Vettel used the Red Bull’s superior downforce to go quickest in the second half of the lap at Korea but a lack of straight line speed appeared to be their vulnerability in first practice.
Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in the first practice session for the Korean Grand Prix. The McLaren driver waited until the final minutes of practice to do his first timed laps of the track after a problem with his rear wing meant it had to be changed.
Construction work continues at the Korean International Circuit less than 24 hours before the first practice session is scheduled to begin. But the latest pictures from the track show it is taking shape and reveal some of its interesting details, including a decorated bridge which spans the track and pit lane.
Formula 1 adds another country to its ever-growing roster this weekend with the first ever running of the Korean Grand Prix. Have all the important information for the race at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme including a video guide to Formula 1’s newest track:
The famous photograph of 1986 world championship contenders Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet has been re-created by the five drivers in contention for the 2010 drivers’ title. Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel posed together and with Bernie Ecclestone at the Korean International Circuit. See below … Continue reading Hamilton, Button, Alonso, Vettel and Webber re-create famous photograph
The teams have been walking the Korean International Circuit ahead of the first official action at the track in two days’ time. The pictures below show what each corner of the new track has in store for the drivers and how the circuit looks just days before the race weekend begins.