Webber believes F1 still heading to Korea
"I think we are going to Korea and we are going to race there"
Red Bull’s 2010 title charge would be easier if F1 dropped a race, but Mark Webber is confident the sport is still headed to Korea.
There have been widespread doubts about the readiness of the new Yeongam venue for its inaugural October 24 date; one of the remaining seven rounds this season.
Australian Webber is currently leading the drivers’ championship by a slender 4 points, and he admitted on Thursday that he would be feeling more comfortable if there were fewer races still to run.
"If this was the last race," he said at Spa-Francorchamps, "then we would be in a very good position. But you can’t think about it that way.
"Obviously if there were 30 races left then our position would be worse than with 6 or 7 to go.
"But I think we are going to Korea and we are going to race there," added Webber.
The optimism about Korea of Webber, who turns 34 on Friday, could be significant, given Red Bull’s participation in the circuit’s inaugural laps late next week.
Karun Chandhok is scheduled to drive a Red Bull show car around the new Korean layout next Saturday.
"It will be a real honour to be one of the first people to drive around the new Korean circuit," said the Indian driver.