Grand Prix Potential Return to F1 Calendar

The 2024 Formula 1 calendar is set to feature a record-breaking 24 races, with South Korea expressing interest in hosting a Grand Prix again, planning a new motorsport complex in Incheon, after previously hosting races at the Korea International Circuit in Yeongam from 2010 to 2013.

Highlights

‣ The 2024 Formula 1 calendar is set to have a record-breaking 24 races, with South Korea expressing interest in returning to the F1 schedule.

‣ The Grand Prix of South Korea was previously held four times from 2010 to 2013 at the Korea International Circuit in Yeongam, but financial issues led to its early cancellation.

‣ South Korea is considering hosting a Grand Prix in Incheon, near Seoul, with plans to build a new motorsport complex on Yeongjong Island, aiming to integrate the circuit with tourist attractions.


Oh boy, 2024’s Formula 1 calendar is looking jam-packed. We’re talking a whopping 24 races! It’s set to break records left and right. And guess what? The buzz isn’t dying down. Countries are practically lining up, itching to host a Grand Prix. South Korea? Yep, they’re on that list too, dreaming of an F1 comeback.

Remember the South Korean GP? From 2010 to 2013, it was a thing. Fernando Alonso snagged the first win for Ferrari. Then, Sebastian Vettel took the reins, clinching victory after victory for Red Bull Racing. Those were the days, huh?

The races zoomed around the Korea International Circuit in Yeongam. They had a seven-year deal, with dreams of extending it. But, oh, the drama! Financial woes hit hard, and profits? Non-existent. So, they had to pull the plug early. Tough break.

### ‘South Korea hopes to return to F1’

Now, here’s the scoop. South Korea’s got its eyes set on a grand F1 return. This time, they’re eyeing Incheon, right near Seoul. That’s according to the Hankyung newspaper, the Korea Economic Daily. They’re not just talking about any old track. They’ve got plans for a spanking new motorsport complex on Yeongjong Island. And guess what? It’s right next to Incheon Airport. They’re envisioning a permanent circuit, surrounded by all the goodies – restaurants, hotels, shops. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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