The boss of the Korean F1 circuit has conceded that time is running out for the Yeongyam venue to be ready for next month’s inaugural race.

Circuit organisers KAVO have been given an extension to their inspection deadline The Korean circuit is still being builtfrom July to September 21, and the latest speculation claims that the deadline has been extended again to September 28 – just over three weeks before the inaugural race.

Jason Cho was asked in an interview with the Associated Press – with the venue needing to be ready ahead of the final inspection by the FIA – if he was feeling the pressure.

“Just look at my face,” he grinned. “It will be ready, it’s a must.

“If we don’t finish then we don’t have an event so it will be done in ten days,” he added.

Circuit bosses have blamed poor organisation monsoonal weather as the reason for the construction delays.

Footage from Karun Chandhok’s demonstration run at the circuit a fortnight ago saw construction still continuing, but with the venue not exactly resembling one that would be ready to hold an F1 race anytime soon.

[Original images via ITV-F1]

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