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South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, and sharing a land border with North Korea.

The Korean Peninsula was inhabited as early as during the Lower Paleolithic Period, before being ruled by the Goryeo Dynasty from 918 to 1392 and the Joseon Dynasty from 1392 to 1897. After being annexed by Japan and after World War II, Korea was divided into two zones, the North administered by the Soviet Union, while the South administered by USA, leading to the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. After the Korean War, South Korea grew into an industrially-developed country, as well as a country with influential pop culture.

There are currently no Korean drivers in Formula One, although the Korea International Circuit briefly served as the venue of the Korean Grand Prix from 2010 to 2013. British racer Jack Aitken, however, is of Korean descent. The country's renowned carmaker, Hyundai, is actively involved in rallying.

Circuits in South Korea[]

Circuit Map Races Years
Korea International Circuit Korea International Circuit v3.svg 4 2010-2013

South Korean drivers[]