Red Bull Racing at the 2011 Formula 1 Italian GP

Red Bull Racing at the 2011 Formula 1 Italian GP

October is the rainy season in South Korea so teams may need to use their rain tires at some point during the 2011 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix, which takes place tomorrow at the Korea International Circuit in Yeongam.

However, most weather forecasts for the next 24 hours show no signs of rain, with humidity levels expected to reach a high of only 55 percent during race time.

Temperatures, meanwhile, should peak at 70 degrees F (21 degrees C).

One slight downfall of the cool ambient temperature is a longer time needed for tires to warm up, though most of the compounds supplied by Pirelli this season reach their ideal operating temperatures within one lap. Additionally, The Korea International Circuit was new to the Formula 1 calendar last year and has not been used since, meaning surfaces can be a bit more slippery than usual.

Nevertheless, the near perfect weather conditions should ensure a great day of racing, especially with McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton showing a return to form today at qualifying. The young Brit managed to hold off Red Bull Racing star Sebastian Vettel to qualify on pole, however, the newly crowned Formula 1 World Champion still managed to post the second fast time of the day.

Going into tomorrow’s race, Sebastian Vettel sits on 324 points, followed by McLaren's Jenson Button on 210 points and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso on 202 points.

In the Constructors’ Championship, Red Bull Racing is the clear leader with 518 points, followed by McLaren on 388 points and Ferrari on 292 points.

Enjoy tomorrow’s 2011 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix and stay tuned for our full race results coverage on Monday.