Ecclestone doubt over Korean GP

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The Independent Online

Next month's inaugural South Korean Grand Prix could be cancelled as final approval of the circuit is being left dangerously late, Bernie Ecclestone warned yesterday.

"It should have been inspected maybe six weeks ago," Ecclestone said. "It was inspected but it wasn't passed. It's a case of do we cancel the race or not? They say it's all going to be okay, so we hope they are right."

The race is due to take place on 24 October, and the FIA's race director Charlie Whiting will not now inspect the venue until 11 October.