Singapore grand prix is 50C race that pushes drivers to the limit

Singapore grand prix is 50C race that pushes drivers to the limit

Singapore grand prix is 50C race that pushes drivers to the limit

Back in November 2016, then F1 boss Bernie Eccelestone, said that Singapore was no longer interested in hosting the annual race as it has become a destination hotspot, achieving its original goal.

SINGAPORE will remain for four years on the Formula 1 calendar until 2021, it was announced on Friday.

"I will not be in any series to be fighting for top 10, top 15, nothing like that", Alonso said at a press conference ahead of Sunday's Singapore GP.

I am looking forward to the race, although I know it will be very hot and humid, which makes it one of the most hard tracks.

"We wanted to thoroughly evaluate the medium-term prospects for F1 and the value a term extension could bring to Singapore", said Iswaran.

"Singapore is a signature race", Carey added.

While Singapore has signed on for another four years, neighbouring Malaysia is about to hold its last grand prix after cancelling the race citing rising costs.

And the Singapore Tourism Board were also more than happy to promote their city by night.

Carey called the race "most thrilling" as debuted in 2008, Singapore GP is the first ever night Grand Prix and one of the most attractive races. But there are places around the world that present us with great opportunities for us to grow the sport overtime and certainly a country like India with the success and the growth it has had in recent years, makes it an exciting opportunity down the road.”.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel arrives for practice at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore this week.

Asia will only host five out of the 21 races in 2018 as Malaysia goes off the calendar post this season.

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