yeongam track 1

It looked to have been touch and go for the Korean International Circuit and the Korean Grand Prix, with final track inspection to grant permission for the race to be held having been delayed multiple times, but now everything is set to go for Korea’s first F1 race.

The 5.62 km track in Yeongam, South Jeolla, about 400 km south of Seoul, has passed the necessary inspection and obtained the license from the International Automobile Federation (FIA), event operator Korea Auto Valley Operation said today.

The Formula One Korean Grand Prix takes place on Oct 22-24, and the track in Yeongam, designed by Herman Tilke, was completed just last week.

Cutting it fine would be an understatement, but all’s well that ends well, in this case. Now all that remains to be seen is if the racing’s any good.