Singapore signs deal to host F1 up to 2028

Singapore signs deal to host F1 up to 2028

The Singapore Grand Prix will remain on the Formula 1 calendar until at least 2028 after event organisers signed a seven-year contract extension.

The Singapore Grand Prix will be on the Formula One calendar until at least 2028, according to the sport and event organizers, who signed a new seven-year pact on Thursday.

Despite the Singapore Grand Prix being off the schedule for the last two seasons owing to Covid-19 pandemic-related problems, the series will return to the Marina Bay street circuit in early October. The race event will be on the calendar for the next seven years, thanks to the recently announced contract renewal.

Stefano Domenicali, the president and CEO of Formula One, confirmed the continuance of the night event.

“The Marina Bay Street Circuit hosted the first night race in F1 history in 2008, and Singapore has continued to thrill fans, teams, and drivers ever since,” said Domenicali.

“Singapore holds a special place on the F1 calendar, and this extension is part of our long-term commitment to continue to grow the sport in Asia.”

On its debut in the championship in 2008, the Singapore Grand Prix saw the very first night time grand prix ever staged. Fernando Alonso won the first race in controversial circumstances, as it was later revealed that his Renault teammate Nelson Piquet Jnr had been encouraged by team management to purposely wreck his vehicle in order to trigger a tactically helpful Safety Car for Alonso’s benefit.

Sebastian Vettel won the penultimate race at the Marina Bay circuit in 2019, which was both his last victory for Ferrari and his most recent win of his career.

The Singapore Grand Prix will take place on October 2nd this year.

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