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10/18/10
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Buemi: Korea feels like a typical Tilke track  
Sebastien Buemi
Having simulated the new Korean GP track Sebastien Buemi says it's "very much in the style" of the usual Hermann Tilke circuits.

"Immediately after the Japanese Grand Prix, I headed back to Europe and spent the following Tuesday in the simulator to get some experience of what we might find in Korea," said the Swiss driver.

"It looks interesting enough with a very long straight, while the corners cover a really big range of types, from very slow to very fast.

"You get a sense from the simulator that the track layout is very much in the style of the more recent circuits designed by Hermann Tilke in that he has been able to create a wide track and the overall length is one of the longest on the calendar at around 5.6 kilometers.

"I can't wait for Friday to find out how accurate was our work on the simulator and how our STR5 car will go here. I hope that we will have the F-Duct at last for a race weekend, after testing it a few times, because the track characteristics, especially the long straight, mean that this technology could deliver a significant advantage.

"Other teams have had it for a while, so it would be good to join them on the same level in this respect. If we get it to work well, then I think we really can aim to qualify higher up the grid than usual on Saturday."

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