The much-delayed FIA inspection of the Korean Grand Prix circuit is finally underway and proceeding well, according to circuit officials.

The Korean circuit had is final asphalt layer put down over the weekend The governing body’s technical delegate, Charlie Whiting, arrived at the Yeongyam circuit yesterday to begin a two-day inspection that will ultimately determine if the seventeenth round of the 2010 championship will actually go ahead.

Construction of the Hermann Tilke-designed circuit has been embarrassingly impacted by a series of delays, that have in turn forced repeated delays of its final FIA sign-off and called into question whether or not the event would be cancelled entirely. The venue had its final layer of asphalt laid last weekend (pictured).

“Going on foot, [Whiting] has been checking every corner of the track,” said Kim Jae-Ho, a spokesman for the event organiser, KAVO, according to a SAPA/AFP report.

“So far we have received positive remarks from him, and we are confident that the track will pass the inspection which focused on its safety and appropriateness,” he added.

The FIA will announce its decision tomorrow.

[Original image via AUTOSPORT]

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