Korean Grand Prix organisers say the event will bring long-term benefits to the country - despite the race making a loss of $36 million for South Korea last year.
With F1 keen to expand further info Asia, can 2013 be the year to turn things around? Daniel Ricciardo’s performance suffered due to a brake fail in 2012, can he turn things around this year?
Sebastian Vettel was victorious in 2012, but Alonso has the most wins on this circuit.
As we race to the end of the Formula One season, Greg Rust, Daryl Beattie and Alan Jones deliver all the action across the weekend on both qualifying and race day.