Singapore to host F1 World Championship until 2021

Red Bull's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo drives during the second practice session of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix in Singapore

Formula One: Vettel on pole in Singapore, Hamilton fifth

Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix final will see tremendous quantities of real-time data transmitted to factories all over the world in what's expected to be a major technological breakthrough. Yes, Formula One is in Singapore and at the Marina Bay circuit for the 14th race of the 2017 season. In next three to four years, we can take the sport to a place that is good for all our partners and really adds new level of excitement and dimension to the sport.

This new deal has come about thanks to the return of the French Grand Prix, with Paul Ricard set to host the race when it rejoins the calendar in 2018. 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.

Singapore has considerable appeal as a popular tourist destination, with about "40 to 50 percent of visitors (to the race) from overseas", said Lionel Yeo, the chief executive of Singapore's tourism board.

Formula One: Vettel on pole in Singapore, Hamilton fifth
Singapore to host F1 World Championship until 2021

"The Singapore Grand Prix is a signature Formula 1 race and therefore we are very pleased that it will continue to feature on the calendar for a further four years", said Chase Carey, Chairman and CEO of F1.

Inaugurated in 2008, the Singapore Grand Prix was Formula One's first ever night race.

"Over the years, the Singapore event has distinguished itself as one that is not just about the competition, but one complemented by a strong line-up of concerts, entertainment and lifestyle offerings both within the circuit park and throughout the city".

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