Singapore Grand Prix extends Formula 1 until 2021

BAD INTENTIONS Hamilton is distinctly second favourite at Marina Bay street circuit but an unexpected victory for the Mercedes driver would set alarm bells ringing at Ferrari

Singapore Grand Prix extends Formula 1 until 2021

It remains the only circuit on the calendar to have featured a safety auto in all of its races, and the humid conditions in Singapore―as well as the lack of natural light―only add to the challenge.

SINGAPORE has secured a deal with Formula One to keep its grand prix on the calendar until 2021. It is truly a unique opportunity for us to reach out to new fans around the world, ” said Carey.

The cost of hosting the race around the Marina Bay Street Circuit was estimated to cost around $150 million each year, although Mr Iswaran said costs had come down by about $15 million a year.

Meanwhile, Lionel Yeo, Chief Executive of the Singapore Tourism Board, stated that the race has provided an excellent platform for businesses to test bed new lifestyle initiatives and products.

Lance Stroll will be racing in unfamiliar territory this weekend as the Williams rookie tackles the Singapore Grand Prix for the very first time.

"We are looking forward to offering our continued support to make the next four years even more spectacular and exciting".

"The first ever night race in this sport is one of the most thrilling events of the year, taking place against the stunning backdrop of Marina Bay", said Chase Carey, Chairman and CEO of Formula 1. Aside from being a street race, the Singapore GP is also known for holding a strong line-up of concerts as well as other entertainment shows. The Formula One Group have agreed a deal with French television channel TF1 to show four full races exclusively free-to-air, with the rest of the 2018 season continuing as highlights.

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