"Love Hotels" Will Not Disappear for 2011 Korean GP

South Korea may welcome the Formula 1 field with a friendlier face this season – a more updated F1 complex and a better prepared track – but the race organizers are unlikely to solve the famous “love hotels” issue in due time.

As you all know, plenty of visitors, members of the media and even employees of certain F1 teams were forced to spend their nights during the 2010 Korean Grand Prix in the so called “love hotels” (where they were commonly asked by the motel owners if they want girls for the night). That situation occurred due to the fact that the city section of the facility was not built, therefore the necessary accommodation could not have been secured by the organizers.

According to Joo Dong-sik, the head of the Yeongam event's organizing committee, the same thing will happen this year, as the organizers didn't have time to look into the accommodation problems too much.

We are currently faced with no other options but to utilize existing accommodations and upgrade their quality,” said Dong-sik, hinting that the authorities will try to ensure that the “existing accommodation” will not be influenced by any unwanted visits from the local prostitutes.

But we feel that the upgrades, such as free internet and cable television, will satisfy our visitors,” he added in an interview with the Joongang daily, trying to sweeten things up.

Additionally, he confirmed that the tickets for the 2011 edition of the race will be significantly cheaper than last year, in an attempt to boost audience at the track during the 3 days of action.

Oh, and did we remind you that the 2010 Korean Grand Prix has received the FIA's 2010 race promotion prize?...
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