The 2013 Korean GP preview: Everything you need to know about this weekend's race!

F1 makes its annual trip to Yeongam in the south-west of South Korea

By William Esler.   Last Updated: 03/10/13 1:35pm

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Anthony Davidson talks you round Mark Webber's pole lap at the Yeongam circuit.

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The 2013 Korean GP preview: Everything you need to know about this weekend's race!

Find out everything you could ever want to know about the Korean GP as F1 makes its annual trip to Yeongam.

The circuit is unusual as it boasts three very different sectors with long straights making up the first sector, high-speed corners the second, before the walls close-in in the final sector, creating a tight section more akin to a street circuit.

So read on below, and watch Anthony Davidson's expert track guide above, as Sky Sports Online gives you the lowdown on this weekend's event...

The 2013 Korean GP in a nutshell

Track: Korea International Circuit. Permanent circuit.

Race start time: 7am UK time Sunday (3pm local).

Laps: 55.

Track length: 5.615 km.

Tyre allocation: Supersoft (red) and medium (white).

DRS Zones: Two - between turns two and three and on the pit straight, with separate detection points.

Driver steward: Emanuele Pirro.

Lap record: Sebastian Vettel - 1:39.605 - (Red Bull; 2011).

2012 pole: Mark Webber - 1:37.242 (Red Bull).

Sebastian Vettel celebrates victory in 2012

Sky Sports F1's schedule

Tuesday 1st October
8pm - Classic F1 - 2010 Korean GP.

Wednesday 2nd October
8pm - Classic F1 - 2011 Korean GP.

Thursday 3rd October
7am - Drivers' Press Conference - Live!
5pm - Gear Up For Korea.
8pm - 2012 Korean GP highlights.

Friday 4th October
1:45am - Korean GP Practice One - Live!
5:45am - Korean GP Practice Two - Live!
8am - Team Managers' Press Conference - Live!
10am - The F1 Show - Live!
11am - Korean GP Practice One replay.
1:05pm - Korean GP Practice Two - replay.
4pm - The F1 Show - replay.
8pm - The F1 Show replay
9pm - Korean GP Practice One replay.
11:05pm - Korean GP Practice Two - replay.

Saturday 5th October
2:45am - Korean GP Practice Three - Live!
5am - Korean GP Qualifying - Live!
12pm - Korean GP Qualifying replay.
2:45pm - Ted's Qualifying Notebook.
4pm - Korean GP Qualifying replay.
8:30pm - Korean GP Qualifying replay.

Sunday 6th October
5:30am - The 2013 Korean GP - Live!
10.15am - Cevert: The Most Exciting Man in France.
11:30am - The 2013 Korean GP replay.
6pm - 2013 Korean GP highlights.
7pm - Ted's Race Notebook.

Form guide

The Korean Grand Prix has only been staged three times, with Fernando Alonso winning the inaugural race in 2010, before Sebastian Vettel took victory in 2011 and 2012.

The race has never been won by anyone starting lower than third - Alonso in 2010, but curiously the pole-sitter has also never stood atop the podium on Sunday afternoon.

2012 result: 1. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 2. Mark Webber (Red Bull); 3. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari); 4. Felipe Massa (Ferrari); 5. Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus); 6. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India); 7. Romain Grosjean (Lotus); 8. Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso); 9. Daniel Ricciardo (Toro Rosso); 10. Lewis Hamilton (McLaren).

Last three winners: 2012: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 2011: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 2010: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari).

Fernando Alonso won the inaugural race in 2010

Tyre allocation

Pirelli will bring the same compounds to Korea as those that were used in Singapore - the red-banded supersoft tyres and the white-marked mediums - meaning that there is a step between the two.

The Italian firm hope that "the supersoft is capable of generating the highest possible levels of traction on the slippery surface," whilst the medium has been chosen due to the "wide variety of corners and some heavy braking areas."

Sky Bet odds

After three wins in succesion, Sebastian Vettel is the man Sky Bet are backing to take victory on Sunday at 8/11. Check out the full range of odds here.

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