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Singapore Grand Prix gets new four-year F1 deal

Singapore Grand Prix gets new four-year F1 deal”

Singapore joined the F1 calendar back in 2008 as the sport's first night race, and is celebrating the 10th staging of the grand prix at Marina Bay this weekend. Talks between the parties kicked into high gear in February after Liberty Media concluded its US$8 billion takeover of F1 in January.

Rhodes mentioned that this will allow teams to monitor parameters such as tire wear and when engine power should be increased or decreased, all from a remote location away from the track. Hamilton has won three of the last four races.

The extension brings four more years of F1 concerts as well, so expect to see more big names drop by our shores. He did not comment on whether Singapore secured a cheaper hosting fee, citing commercial confidentiality. The only night race on the calendar will continue until 2021.

Speaking to Formula1.com, chairman and CEO Chase Carey said he was pleased with the final outcome.

Whilst Ferrari are acknowledged as the favourites to dominate in Singapore, the Red Bull engine is equally-suited for battle in round 13.

"We have interest from many countries around the world for races in the future. Asia and the Americas are truly unique opportunities for us".

Every bit of this data will be sent back and forth during the 90-minute race session, making it hugely dense as far as time and information goes.

With that, Stroll became the youngest rookie in F1 history to land on the podium.

Carlos Sainz will join Renault next season on a loan deal from Red Bull. Sainz, who has driven for Toro Rosso for three years, will replace Jolyon Palmer as Nico Hulkenberg's team-mate at Renault.

"Singapore GP may have wanted a shorter period than normal - or may have a break clause - in case the Concorde agreement isn't renewed for 2021", suggested Anthony Indaimo, head of business (Asia) at WithersKhattarWong. The road closures have been a bugbear for motorists and some retailers in the Marina Bay area. But nonetheless it's been a smooth and solid effort from the whole team.

But the Red Bulls, like Ferrari, have been doing very well on the low-speed circuits demanding maximum downforce so we have priced the Red Bulls drivers accordingly.

Meanwhile, the main attraction will take place up front, and this time it might not be a strictly Mercedes vs. Ferrari affair.

"We want to win more".

Verstappen compared the taste to "puke" and true to his word, gagged several times in a viral video watched nearly seven million times.

It's no secret that Formula One has the highest level of technology in racing. He finished sixth in this race a year ago.

Kubica has not raced in F1 since a rallying injury in 2011, but is gearing up for a comeback.



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