Thanks for the great pictures as usual Simon.
What a featureless, desolate place that really is. Did they run out of budget as soon as the tarmac was laid? The paddock looks like a row of old Little Chef Travelodges (other cheap motels are available).
I think there's a multitude of problems of what appears to have been an ill conceived project.
First of all the location. Imagine if the UK had no racing heritage and so in looking for a location for the track to get F1 to our shores we decided the ideal location would be the Aberdeen Race Circuit. Now, despite it's name we'll build iT near Peterhead, because that's close enough to Aberdeen to get away with calling it Aberdeen. Then we think that desolate location overlooking the North Sea will become a place where people want to build a city around the track.
Secondly, does Korea have any motor racing heritage or series running, so if you were to start one, now you're trying to build a race series around one track which is distant, difficult to get to etc.
In a way, I feel sorry for the Koreans because I think the fans could and might still do, have taken to the sport, but as an outsider if you were to ask to build a Korean GP, I'd be asking you to show me some land near Seoul. You know, the megacity where you could have 25m possible customers. I think one of the drivers tweeted it best last week. Spent fantastic 3 days in Seoul after Japan. Sadly we now have to go to Mokpo.