Singapore to host the Formula 1 World Championship until 2021

Danny Woods
September 16, 2017

"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", said F1 CEO Chase Carey.

While the Ferrari driver has enjoyed substantial success on the track, he may be a little concerned after ending Friday's second practice in 11th when he was forced to abort his fast lap due to traffic, coupled with the fact that he clipped the barriers.

Speaking at the event, he said: "We haven't concluded a deal yet, but we're having positive discussions and it is certainly our goal to try and reach a deal that works for both of us".

Subsequently, Formula 1 returned to India in 2012 and 2013, the latter being the year Sebastian Vettel sealed his 4th world championship (and last with Red Bull).

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

Who has won the most Singapore Grand Prix races? That said, considering the financial problems faced in the past with the Jaypee Group that owns the Buddh International Circuit and the red tape that surrounded the event with regards to high taxation, it will be an uphill battle for the Grand Prix to make a successful return.

Inaugurated in 2008, the Singapore Grand Prix was Formula One's first ever night race. 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.

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