22 Sep 2009

South Korea to host first Formula One grand prix

6:51 pm on 22 September 2009

South Korea is to stage its first Formula One race next year.

The sport's governing body the FIA has announed the 19-race season will open in Bahrain on March 14th and the final race will take place in Brazil in November.

After missing out in 2009, Canada is set to return to the circuit if agreement can be reached with Formula One Management which holds the sport's commercial rights.

If that is not completed then the Turkish Grand Prix will be moved back one week to June 6.