The Korea International Circuit is a hybrid, dual-structure circuit. The 5.615 km race circuit incorporates a partial street circuit and the 3.045 km permanent track.
Among the highlights of the track is the 1.2 km straight, the longest straight of any current Asian Formula 1 circuit. On the immediately unfolding track after the first corner, a formula 1 machine recorded 320km/hour in a recent F1 simulation. While the majority of F1 circuits are designed to run clockwise, the KIC joins a selected group of counter- clockwise tracks. The KIC is the first circuit in South Korea to meet the Federation Internationale de L’Automobile (FIA) Grade A standard. It is comprised of two courses - a 5.615 km international race circuit which incorporates a partial street circuit, and a 3.045 km permanent track. Designed by Hermann Tilke, the circuit incorporates traditional Korean elements, such as the roof of the main grandstand which resembles the eaves of the traditional Korean “hanok” houses. The circuit can accommodate up to 130,000 spectators, with 16,000 seats in the main grand stand.