When it comes to the great corners of Formula One, tradition generally holds sway: Eau Rouge, Copse and Casino Square, to name but a few, are legendary names in the sport’s history. ‘Turn Eight’ may have a little less mystique than its more historic counterparts, but the longest corner of the season is worthy of the reputation it has acquired since 2005. Turning left through approximately 200 degrees, this 640 metre-long corner has established itself as a firm favourite among Formula One drivers.
The digital race facts from Mercedes Petronas GP that we published for the Japanese GP proved so popular, that I thought I’d share the team’s preview document for the new Yeongam circuit in Korea as we get ready for this weekend’s grand prix.
You’re probably already aware that Yeongam is another new Hermann Tilke designed circuit and that up until a fortnight ago we weren’t 100% sure if the inaugural Korean grand prix was still on – such were the concerns that the circuit would not be ready in time.
This year’s Formula One world championship is the closest in recent memory, and it’s a fight to the wire between Red Bull Racing’s duo of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber, Scuderia Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and the McLaren pairing of Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.