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Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

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

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

Mercedes have clawed back Ferrari's lead in recent weeks, but Vettel will fancy his chances here, having won four of the last six Singapore Grands Prix.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Singapore Summit on Saturday, Rhodes explained how his company provides the electronics backbone for the entire race series.

As per the strategic goal of holding a race in Asia at a time that suits European markets, the Singapore Grand Prix will begin at 1pm on Sunday, September 17.

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

Liberty Media had taken complete control of F1 in January, ending Bernie Ecclestone's 40-year reign at the helm of affairs. 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.

Carey has big plans to expand F1's reach, both in terms of adding more races and increasing its digital appeal, an area largely neglected by Ecclestone. But Asian in general is tremendously important.

The Singapore GP has generated 1.4 billion in Singapore dollars (about $1 billion or 870 million euros) over the past decade.

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. During Ecclestone's tenure, contract negotiations were often hard for track owners struggling with rising costs and dwindling gates.

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

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