Singapore will continue to host the Formula 1 until 2021

Lynette Rowe
September 18, 2017

Formula 1 confirmed the deal on Friday (Sep 15), which comes after positive discussions between Formula 1 and Singapore Grand Prix organisers this month.

"A lot of corners always suit us more and street circuits as well, and not too many straights, that is flawless".

Looking at the drivers championship Hamilton is way ahead of his rivals with 53 points gap between him and second placed Rosberg while Vettel is 74 points behind so Hamilton don't actually have to win the race as longs as he keeps picking some points from now to the end of the season. "Asia and the Americas are truly unique opportunities for us". "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.

So is Vettel heading for a fifth win at the Marina Bay Street circuit?

"We're in a completely different position so progress has been good".

It is also because the Republic is keen to see where the sport will go after the expiry of a Concorde Agreement in 2020.

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But the Red Bulls, like Ferrari, have been doing very well on the low-speed circuits demanding maximum downforce so we have priced the Red Bulls drivers accordingly. Add to that the record of Vettel himself during his career in Asia, everything points to a hard few weeks for the Mercedes team as a whole.

A key player in that equation could be team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

In Singapore, Ricciardo has a strong record having been on the podium in each of the last three races and also holds the all-time circuit lap record which he set in 2016.

As we have seen throughout this calendar, there can be no questions over the Finn's commitment to the cause, whereas across the paddock, Kimi Raikkonen has shown signs of frustration in being forced to tow the party line. Both Ricciardo and teammate Max Verstappen took engine penalties at the beginning of the weekend but rain in qualifying meant they were able to qualify in the top three. If Mercedes are themselves powerless against the Italian might of Ferrari this weekend, it is just possible that Red Bull could put a major dampener on red hopes of putting a stranglehold on the Formula 1 season.

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.

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