The Formula 1 circus moves into uncharted territory this weekend with the inaugrual running of the Korean Grand Prix. Despite a patchy and often doubtful run of expectations and delays, the circuit passed its FIA-mandated inspection one week ago, and is now ready to host its first race. The 5.62km circuit has been the subject of much criticism, with many in the paddock and grandstands alike expressing concerns over an oily track surface and unfinished facilities. Round XVII of the 2010 FIA Formula 1 World Championship is the 2010 South Korean Grand Prix from the Korean International Circuit, Jeognam 2009 Results: N/A - first event 2010 Championship standings after sixteen races: 1st - Mark Webber (Red Bull-Renault) - 220 points 2nd - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault) - 206 pts 3rd - Fernando Alonso (Scuderia Ferrari) - 206 pts 4th - Lewis Hamilton (McLaren Mercedes) - 192 pts 5th - Jenson Button (McLaren Mercedes) - 189 pts If Suzuka was an important round, Korea is going to be a critical one. The results here will shape the last two rounds of the championship and will be a key point in the fight to see who can remain in the title hunt. McLaren need a good result here if they want to have any hope of taking another World Drivers' Championship, because it is very definitely advantage Mark Webber; all the Australian needs is to place on the podium here and in Brazil and Abu Dhabi to become the first Australian World Champion since Alan Jones - but 2010's most interesting statistic is that no driver has won a race whilst leading the World Championship. The circuit is expected to be Red Bull territory, but will Felipe Massa support Alonso on Ferrari's orders and ruin the championship for everyone?