Korea International Circuit

Korea International Circuit

Korea International Circuit - South Korea

  • Surface: Asphalt
  • Circuit Length:5.615 km (3.489 mi)
  • Turns:18
  • Lap Record:1:39.605 ( Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing, 2011)

Opened in 2010 the circuit is one of the newest in the F1 Grand prix calendar and is located in Yeongam, South Jeolla, South Korea

The circuit starts with a double left hander; the first corner is taken in second gear, with the drivers accelerating through the second turn. This opens up onto a 1.2 kilometre straight - the longest on a circuit in Asia - which in turn feeds into the slowest corner on the circuit, a second-gear right-hand bend. The cars follow a shorter straight, home to the support pits, before a series of tight switchbacks at turns four, five and six; all three are taken in second gear. The circuit then opens up again, flowing through a series of fast fifth-gear bends, before the driver must brake for turn ten, a tight right-hander whose approach is made more difficult by the position of the braking zone on a downward-sloping incline. The remainder of the circuit is modelled on a street circuit, and follows a labyrinth series of left and right-hand bends that lead to turn seventeen, a long right-hander that is completely blind as it is surrounded by walls. The final turn on the circuit is a left-hand kink that feeds onto the main straight.

Korea International Circuit - Korea videos

From the Korean GP in 2010 Fernando Alonso gives commentary on his lap