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Name 시드니지사 Date 08/20/2012 Hit 8257

For Australian Formula1 fanatics, the world’s festival of speed will be held in Korea on the weekend of 12-14 October.  With Australian F1 driver Mark Webber presently at number two position on the world standings in 2012, Korea offers a great opportunity to see him in action closer to home in October.

The 2012 F1 Korean Grand Prix will be held in Korea for the third year from 12-14 October at the Korea International Circuit in Yeongam in the south-west corner of the country.  With Korea just under ten hours flight from Australia, Korea is a good option for Australian F1 racing enthusiasts to follow their F1 racing heroes and enjoy all the atmosphere of Forumula1.

An all day pass in the main grand stand costs approx A$80 with tickets available from or

The easiest way to get to the international circuit at Yeongam is to take the high speed train (KTX) from Seoul Yongsan Station to nearby Mokpo where there is plenty of accommodation and then take the free shuttle service to the race circuit daily.

There are over 5,000 hotel rooms in Mokpo and the surrounding area of Yeongam and accommodation can be reserved via the Korean GP website.  See

The 2012 F1 Korean Grand Prix will have many exciting events for fans including Drivers Autograph session, Race Grid Event and for K-Pop fans there will also be a large concert event over the weekend.

In the surrounding Jeollanamdo region there are many options for touring and see something of the cultural heritage of Korea.  You can not only go trekking in the beautiful mountain areas of Jirisan and Wolchulsan, but also visit the many islands off the south-west coast of Korea such as Hongdo, Baekdo and Geomundo.  Jeollanamdo has always been known for its excellent Korean cuisine and visitors can enjoy many unique and delicious dishes in the region.

For more on Jeollanamdo check the official province website:

Dated:  15 August, 2012

Further information:  Jennifer Doherty, PR/Marketing Manager, KTO Sydney office

Email:  Phone:  02)9252-4147/8