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

Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull

Singapore GP Pte Ltd and Singapore Tourism Board today announced that they will continue to host the FIA Formula 1 World Championship for four more years from 2018 to 2021.

With ideal timing, the medium-term future of the popular night race has been secured, with a contract being signed for at least four more editions of the Marina Bay Street Circuit race.

At the end of a whirlwind of press releases, all confirming what was already widely known, F1 boss Chase Carey has expressed his delight.

Libery Media recently bought the rights to the sport from Bernie Ecclestone ending his 40 year reign as the head of Formula 1.

"The Singapore Grand Prix is a signature Formula 1 race and therefore we are very pleased that it will continue to feature on the calendar for a further four years".


The main reason for holding the Singapore Grand Prix at night was so an Asian race could be broadcast at lunchtime in the UK.

"Difficult" and "challenging" are two of the most common words used by the drivers to describe the night race.

S. Iswaran, Minister of Singapore's Trade and Industry, said that the F1 Singapore Grand Prix has made significant revenue for the country's economy as well as motorsport's franchise.

Why is the Singapore Grand Prix held at night? All said and done though, with the likes of Ferrari and Mercedes-AMG battling for the top spot every year and the sport becoming more and more interesting with every race, the Indian F1 fans would love to see the series return to India.

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