Chandhok completes first laps on Korea's F1 track

Stephan Heublein

Four thousand Korean F1 fans turned out at the Korean International Circuit in South Jeolla on Saturday to watch Hispania Racing's Karun Chandhok complete the first laps on the new circuit in a 2009 Red Bull. Amid continuing uncertaintny in the paddock over the running of October's Grand Prix there, Chandhok successfully completed his run on the newly-laid asphalt.

The event was called "Circuit Run 2010" and involved Karun taking the race-winning RB5 for a run on the 5.621km track, while demonstration laps were also completed by a Formula BMW single-seater and Korean touring cars. Chandhok made some positive comments about the track after his demonstration.