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

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

The German equaled that rather unfortunate record last time out at Monza, so failure to land a podium in Singapore would mean that Hulkenberg will have made his 129th Grand Prix start without a single podium to his name.

Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton will go head-to-head on the streets of Singapore When is the Singapore Grand Prix?

The Singapore Grand Prix will remain on the Formula 1 calendar through to 2021 following the announcement of a new contract on Friday.

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. "With its global viewership and media coverage, the race has reinforced Singapore image as a vibrant and innovative city to a wide worldwide audience".

More than 350,000 worldwide visitors have visited the country over the past nine races, generating an average of about S$150 million incremental tourism receipts each year, with foreign visitors making up more than 40 per cent of the unique spectators.

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

"We have interest from many countries around the world for races in the future". 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. During Ecclestone's tenure, contract negotiations were often hard for track owners struggling with rising costs and dwindling gates.

There are no immediate plans to change or modify the five-kilometer (three-mile) track.


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