Fears growing about Korea GP cancellation

Stephan Heublein

Fears are growing that the inaugural Korean grand prix this October may have to be called off.

Although Bernie Ecclestone recently dismissed rumours that construction of the new Yeongam circuit might not be finished on time, political tensions between South Korea and the rogue North have been ramping up.

South Korea pointedly blamed the North for the recent sinking of a naval vessel that killed 46 sailors, and the North retaliated by threatening all-out war.

"If there is (war), we won't be there obviously," F1 chief executive Ecclestone told reporters in Turkey.