Korea is due to stage the grand prix on the 24th October but was not ready for the standard pre-race approval inspection normally due 90 days prior to the race. A last minute inspection is scheduled for October 11th.The crane, a fairly dated Japanese truck crane, appears to have been overloaded, as everything else is intact. Saying that, the outrigger set is poor, with rustic cribbing on one side and nothing under the outrigger that sits on the pristine track. However outrigger set up was most definitely NOT the cause here.
In spite of the problems the tracks managers have told the FIA that it will be complete and ready to host the race.
Category: Accident Report