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F1 Digest - Prelude to the Korean Grand Prix // Formula One heads to the coast at Mokpo

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The F1 circus moves on to the first of a back-to-back double header, with the Korean International Circuit playing host to our eleven teams. The track has faced plenty of criticism in the past, and the 2013 season has gone off the boil just a little, so this weekend has a lot to do to keep things entertaining. F1 can always offer up a surprise though, and there are still elements of the championship to look forward to.

The track is a mixture of long, long straights, sweeping high-speed corners, and difficult twisting sections, meaning setup of the car is one of the more crucial aspects of the weekend. The lack of grip early on in the weekend can be a problem, as the top drivers don't like to get their tyres dirty and leave the job of clearing up to those slightly lower down the order.

Pirelli have chosen another reasonably conservative set of tyre compounds as they bring forward the Singapore set of mediums and supersofts. The latter may do well in qualifying but could struggle to last long in the race.

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