After visit Whiting says Korean GP on track

FIA safety delegate Charlie Whiting makes his final inspection of the new Korea International Circuit on 15 July

Jul.22 (GMM) The FIA’s Charlie Whiting arrived in Germany after a visit to the site of the inaugural Korean grand prix.

There has been ongoing speculation about the circuit’s readiness for its late October race date, but Briton Whiting said the venue is of “the highest standards”.

“I was fully satisfied with the inspection,” he added, despite English journalists last week finding the actual track layout devoid of asphalt.

“There is still work to be done,” acknowledged Whiting, “but the circuit should be ready in good time for the first grand prix.”