The challenges ahead for the Korean GP

The challenges ahead for the Korean GP

Despite months of concern about preparations, the Korean Grand Prix went ahead and was generally well-received. But Dieter Rencken reckons the event still has a long way to go

That the Korean Grand Prix was not the roaring success many made it out to be is obvious from local media reports, most of which slated the event's organisation, plus chaotic traffic conditions.

After all, the attendance numbers tell their own story: while the circuit was designed for a crowd of 130,000, according to the Korea Herald and JoongAng Daily publications, only around 70,000 actually made it to the Yeongam circuit, with as many as 20,000 having gained entrance via freebie tickets distributed to bolster grandstands.

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