Despite having only made its debut in 2010, it's highly likely that the last Korean GP - at least at Yeongam - has already been staged.

After four years in which the race had struggled - and ultimately failed - to establish itself on the F1 calendar, the race was shelved at the end of 2013.

Located more than four hours away from the country's capital, Seoul, the event never succeeded in capturing the imagination of the nation and its demise was, in truth, a long time coming.

It could - and should - have been so different. The venue's original blueprint included the construction of a new marina complex around the final sector of the lap, with the track becoming public roads during the rest of the year. However, these plans never materialised, leaving something of a soulless circuit stuck in imperfect isolation and surrounded by bleak marshland.

This lack of development also made it incredibly difficult for teams, media and fans to find accommodation in surrounding Yeongam, with many forced into so-called 'love hotels' in the nearby city of Mokpo.

The 3.49-mile circuit itself - unused throughout the rest of the year - is another Hermann Tilke design and typically features his trademark long straight followed by a hairpin between turns two and three. The straight was, prior to its axing from the calendar, the longest in F1 and very arguably too long as cars driving in a straight line for a prolonged period was not an entertaining or invigorating sight for fans.

In bitter truth, while Korea will be absent from the 2014 F1 calendar and beyond, it's unlikely to be missed.