No further delay after Korea GP construction accident

Thu, 30 September 2010, 12:01

Sep.30 (GMM) An accident at the site of next month’s inaugural Korean grand prix is not expected to further delay completion of the Yeongam venue.

Late on Wednesday, it emerged that a crane had tipped over on the main straight, with the overloaded arm crashing into a grandstand.

Media reports indicated that the damage was relatively minor.

Indeed, race organisers Korea Auto Valley Operation (KAVO) confirmed on the same day that a date has now been set for completion of the track and final inspection by F1’s governing body.

The FIA will visit the venue next Monday week (October 11) to approve it for the grand prix later in the month, KAVO said in a statement.

“We will rush to complete work and people will see a complete circuit when they (the FIA) conduct a final inspection,” said an official.

The Korean organisers have signed a seven year contract for the race to be held 300 kilometres south of Seoul.

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