Singapore Grand Prix: Circuit to host race until at least 2021

Ross Houston
September 17, 2017

F1 CEO and chairman Chase Carey was joined by S. Iswaran, Singapore's minister for trade and industry, Mr Ong Beng Seng, Singapore GP Pte Ltd, and Mr Lionel Yeo, chief executive for the Singapore Tourism Board to announce the deal that will run for a further four years.

Nico Rosberg took 1hr 55m 49s to take victory last season, and with there being a two-hour time limit on Formula 1 races and rain very possible on race day, this year's race could easily become a race of two hours rather than 61 laps.

A heavy downpour hit the circuit with four hours before the scheduled start of the Grand Prix, with the rain delaying the supporting Porsche Supercup race due to track conditions being unsuitable for racing.

"We think in the next three to four years we can really take Formula One to a place that is good for all our partners and really adds a new level of excitement and new dimensions to the sport", he said. He finished sixth in this race a year ago.

Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton will go head-to-head on the streets of Singapore When is the Singapore Grand Prix? Besides India, Korea is another country that could not survive in F1 for long. We are pretty full schedule right now. "Asia is tremendously important".

In the past, F1 has been criticised for striking one side deals heavily in their favour with local race promoters not getting enough out of the millions of dollars they cough up as hosting fees.

"We have big plans for Formula 1. We're all looking forward to working together with all the teams and manufacturers to make our sport more exciting and spectacular for the fans all over the world".

"We believe agreements should always reflect ongoing fair value between two parties".

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