Singapore will host Formula One races until 2021
- Author: Angelo Rivera Sep 17, 2017,
Sep 17, 2017, 0:25
Formula One chiefs are in Singapore for Sunday's grand prix - the 10th edition of the night race through the city-state's streets.
Momentum is certainly with the Silver Arrows after the Italian Grand Prix, but given the tricky nature of the Marina Bay circuit and the many incidents we can expect, Hamilton and Company cannot afford to lose focus or rest easy.
"Singapore is new territory for me, but I don't mind that at all", he says in Williams' race preview. Both Ricciardo and teammate Max Verstappen took engine penalties at the beginning of the weekend but rain in qualifying meant they were able to qualify in the top three.
The Singapore Grand Prix will continue to be part of the Formula 1 World Championship until 2021, Singapore GP Pte Ltd and Singapore Tourism Board announced on Friday.
Safety cars often contribute to the length of the Singapore Grand Prix - there still has not been a Grand Prix in Singapore where the safety auto has not had to emerge from the pits.
What time does the race start?
As the race is held on a street circuit, it could be properly illuminated during the evening, with demand for tickets remaining high.
India is a country that certainly has great potential and as we go forward, we will continue to study. During the race, Ricciardo stormed through the field, making up 11 positions on the way to a sensational fourth place finish.
It will not be easy to take maximum points this weekend though - no team has ever taken a one-two in Singapore, and Kimi Raikkonen is now on a barren run of 88 races without a victory.