At the same time as backing the Korean Grand Prix organisers to finish the circuit on time before its debut in three weeks, Hermann Tilke has passed the buck moved to distance himself from the ongoing dramas surrounding its massively-delayed construction.

The track’s designer denied earlier this year having expressed doubts about the organisers’ ability to have everything completed on time in readiness for its inaugural race.

The event has dominated the headlines in recent weeks, with the final FIA inspection repeatedly being delayed, and with many figures in the paddock expressing doubts that the event could even go ahead.

“I assume the Koreans will finish in time,” Tilke told Germany’s Bild newspaper. “I am working only in an advisory capacity.”

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