Journalists shocked at Korea award

Scarecrows adorn the entrance to a barren Korean International Circuit © Getty Images

Two leading Formula One journalists have expressed their surprise at Korea being named the best grand prix promoter of the season at the FIA?s annual prize gala in Monaco last Friday. The Korean Grand Prix received the Race Promoters’ Trophy despite the event taking place at an incomplete facility with few race fans in attendance and team members and media staying at disparagingly dubbed ‘love hotels’. “Korea. Korea? KOREA??!! I must have been somewhere else,” said Times correspondent Kevin Eason on Twitter. Daily Mirror journalist Byron Young added, “The Korean GP, complete with event and flight chaos, shoddy hotels and things I won’t mention, won the race promotors? trophy. Why?”


Luca Badoer Giancarlo Baghetti Julian Bailey Mauro Baldi Bobby Ball

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