Formula-1 Korean Grand Prix 2012 Preview:
The third annual Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix takes place at the Korea International Circuit in Yeongam, Jeollanam-do and will goes on between October’s Friday 12 and Sunday 14.
The F1 Korean Grand Prix info:
Number of Laps: 55;
Circuit Length: 5.615 km;
Race Distance: 308.630 km;
Lap Record: 1:39.605 belongs to S. Vettel (2011).
The 2012 Korean Formula One Grand Prix gathers fans of F1 from whole the world to watch the top racers in the F1 championship. This is a part of the F1’s Asia races that started with Singapore (in September 21-23), Suzuka, Japan (in October 5-7), Korea, and will goes on in New Delhi (in October 26-28), and Yas Marina the United Arab Emirates (in November 2-4).
This year’s F1 has many winners, unlike last year’s race, when Vettel had won 11 from 20 races, with 7 different winners in the first 14 competitions.
Experts say that the final winner of the season will possible be determined in the following races.
Sebastian Vettel from Red Bull has won the Singapore Grand Prix on September 23 ahead of McLaren’s driver Jenson Button and Alonso, which came in third. Now he holds second place and is only 29 points behind F. Alonso. Ferrari driver leads the F1 ranking with 194 points. Lotus’s Kimi Raikkonen, with 149 points holds third place. MacLaren’s driver Lewis Hamilton lost his points cause of a gearbox failure and fell to fourth place in the overall ranking with 142 points.
Last race Fernando Alonso used to watch from the paddock as Sebastian Vettel gets the lead and closes to him up to four points. By Friday Alonso will back for the first practice session and will continue this championship battle. The Red Bull was the quickest car and Vettel managed to win the race with the fastest lap at the Japanese circuit.
The Korean F1 Grand Prix will start with practice runs on October 12. The next day will be composed of another practice run and a qualifying round. The final race holds for 3 p.m. on Sunday. For Yeongam it is the third Grand Prix.
Vettel could make another great win, so it will be very difficult to race against him. Alonso hasn’t seen victories since German race in July. Vettel is looking to go away using his great run in the Far East and become a leader of championship.
Moreover, Romain Grosjean will be excited to race in Korea. He had an awful start in Suzuka race, when ram out Mark Webber and received a ten-second stop/go penalty from the stewards. Webber said that the Lotus driver “maybe needs another holiday”…
So, Grosjean will have a lot of attention this Sunday. Especially through the opening corners!
The Formula One Grand Prix is considered one of the three biggest sporting events. There are 20 races a year and 4 million fans. The winner of each competition gets 25 points, the runner-up takes 18 points, and the third-place conqueror obtains 15 points.