FIA official told Korea to host GP - report

Spain's leading FIA official has been told the inaugural Korean Grand Prix will go ahead as scheduled in two weeks. Charlie Whiting is only inspecting the Yeongam venue on Monday and Tuesday, but it is believed that selected media have...

Spain's leading FIA official has been told the inaugural Korean Grand Prix will go ahead as scheduled in two weeks.

Charlie Whiting is only inspecting the Yeongam venue on Monday and Tuesday, but it is believed that selected media have essentially been briefed to the effect that nothing will now lead to the cancellation of the October 24 event.

That follows the latest information and photographs to emerge from Korea, showing that the top layer of asphalt is now complete and curing, that kerbs and barriers are in place and the basic building infrastructure able to accommodate the teams and media.

Indeed, Spain's AS newspaper said Whiting's inspection early this week is a "mere formality".

"The race is going ahead. This has been confirmed at Suzuka to the president of the Real Federacion Espanola de Automovilismo, Carlos Gracia," said the report.

Gracia is also a member of the FIA's authoritative World Motor Sport Council.

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