As the pitlane opened 30 minutes before the race start in Korea, cars immediately started spinning on the wet and slippery Yeongam circuit.
Drivers were experimenting with both full wet and the intermediate tyres provided by Bridgestone, and Timo Glock and Felipe Massa had spins before forming up on the dummy grid.
Michael Schumacher, meanwhile, ran wide immediately after exiting the pitlane, as more spots of heavier rain began to fall and speculation returned that the race might have to be started behind the safety car on the oily surface.
It has also emerged that Ferrari had to hurriedly replace Fernando Alonso’s water pump, but he will not be penalised.
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