Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Singapore to continue hosting Formula 1 Grand Prix until 2021

Singapore to continue hosting Formula 1 Grand Prix until 2021

The drivers head into the weekend with Lewis Hamilton leading the championship for the first time this year, although he is only three points ahead of nearest rival Sebastian Vettel, with the German having won four of the nine races in Singapore.

"India is a country that certainly has great potential and as we go forward, we will continue to study", the Press Trust of India quoted Carey as saying on the sidelines of this weekend's Singapore GP.

Therefore, after much speculation over the past few weeks, there will continue to be at least four power unit suppliers in Formula 1 over the next three years, with the ten teams now entered in the championship using either Honda, Renault, Mercedes or Ferrari engines.

In this image made with a fisheye lens from the Swissotel The Stamford, the Singapore F1 Grand Prix's Marina Bay City Circuit is lit at dusk in Singapore, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. We can still be in the mix. "So time on track is going to be very important", he added. As from the start of the 2018 season, Honda will supply Toro Rosso with its power units, while McLaren will switch to Renault engines.

F1 CEO and chairman Chase Carey was joined by S. Iswaran, Singapore's minister for trade and industry, Mr Ong Beng Seng, Singapore GP Pte Ltd, and Mr Lionel Yeo, chief executive for the Singapore Tourism Board to announce the deal that will run for a further four years. Which gives Ferrari and Red Bull a chance to mount a serious challenge at this circuit.

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The data from the control units are sent in real-time to the track-side, pit lane and global factories, where mission control departments will utilize the information to help race teams improve performance and strategy, Rhodes said.

Haas driver Romain Grosjean said: "Fitness has evolved, but there is a high probability that we could get a heat shock and be in a pretty bad situation".

The street circuit, which has unique appeal as a night race, first hosted a race in 2008.

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

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