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Korean GP 'is on' - Ecclestone

ESPNF1 Staff
October 9, 2010 « Qualifying postponed until Sunday as rain hits Suzuka | »
The Korean circuit should be finished in time for an FIA inspection on Monday © Korean Grand Prix

Bernie Ecclestone insists the Korean Grand Prix "is on" amid recent concerns that it could be called off due to the track not being ready.

The FIA's Charlie Whiting is due to tour the Yeongam venue the day after Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix, but F1 chief executive Ecclestone said the circuit "will pass the inspection" and host the race in two weeks.

"They had problems but they have done wonders in the last few weeks," he told the Daily Express. "I've been in touch, I've seen photographs and the top layer of the track has been laid. They will pass the inspection."

The newspaper report, however, said many of the circuit's buildings and spectator facilities will not be finished.

Ecclestone continued: "Despite all the doom stories, I think people will be pleasantly surprised. I will be there, the world will be watching and we will have a great race - and it is on, end of story."