Renault driver Robert Kubica put the Formula One title contenders in the shade earlier today with the fastest lap in the final South Korean Grand Prix practice session.
The Polish driver, whose only race victory was in Canada with BMW-Sauber in 2008, lapped the hastily-completed and slippery new Yeongam track with a best time of one minute 37.354 seconds.
The track passed a safety inspection earlier this month.
McLaren’s 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton was second quickest, 0.048 slower, with Ferrari’s double champion Fernando Alonso third and Red Bull’s overall leader Mark Webber in fourth place.
Qualifying will take place later today.
Also in Asia today, World Mobi launched its new city guide to Seoul.
World Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the World Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.
Seoul.Mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality - which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.
Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.
Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, transport, and weather.
City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.