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Singapore to continue hosting Formula 1 Grand Prix until 2021

Singapore to continue hosting Formula 1 Grand Prix until 2021

And ahead of the race this weekend, the Marina Bay street circuit has extended its contract to 2021.

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.

After announcing a new four year deal for Singapore, F1 CEO and chairman Carey reiterated that Asia is a "tremendously" important region for the sport and India figures in their scheme of things for the future, if not now, with the calendar already packed till next year. "The Singapore race is clearly a signature event, the spectacular skyline of Singapore lit up at night (with) a crowd that's truly from around the world".

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".

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Therefore, after much speculation over the past few weeks, there will continue to be at least four power unit suppliers in Formula 1 over the next three years, with the ten teams now entered in the championship using either Honda, Renault, Mercedes or Ferrari engines. 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.

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

Despite the Marina Bay circuit being one of the most hard tracks, Williams head to Singapore hoping for a "good result" under the lights.


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