Worst circuit of the year 2012: Korean International Circuit
It’s not the worst track from the driving perspective but I am afraid when you develop a circuit 400km in the international airport terminal within an unremarkable port, you will not win many buddies. Poorly attended, poor atmosphere, you will find very couple of people inside the sport having a kind word to state with this race.
Korea International Circuit (KIC) was created by German architect Hermann Tilke. The track is situated in Yeongam, South Jeolla, 370 kilometers south from the South Korean capital Seoul. It’s composed of two courses, a 5.615 kilometers international race circuit which includes an incomplete street circuit, along with a 3.045 kilometers permanent track. You will find seating for approximately 130,000 visitors with 16,000 seats within the primary grand stand. The coordinators come with an agreement for hosting the race until 2016, by having an choice to renew for any further 5 year period.
The circuit is extremely demanding, challenging and tricky. It’s a little of all you need like a racing driver, with three industries each different to another. In sector one, you’ll need a excellent top speed, within the second you will find fast corners, using the third one featuring slow turns. The ultimate corner can be a driver’s corner where you have to have a risk, which may be a little harmful as you’ve walls on sides. Among the popular features of the Korean track may be the 1.2 kilometer straight, permitting for speeds as high as 320 km/h. It’s the longest straight associated with a Asian F1 circuit.
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso won this years Korean Grand Prix in the debut year. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton was second and Ferrari’s Felipe Massa came third. The race began behind the security vehicle because of rain making conditions treacherous around the slippery new surface. Nine motorists upon the market in the thrilling and incident-packed race. Alonso known as it the worst conditions he’d ever driven in. A lot more than 170,000 visitors attended the 3-day meeting in an exceedingly wet South Korea.