Singapore Grand Prix renewed until 2028

A race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit has not taken place in either of the last two seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Singapore Grand Prix will remain on the Formula 1 calendar until 2028 after reaching an agreement to extend its contract.

The Marina Bay Street Circuit became the first-ever host of a night race in F1 in 2008, with Fernando Alonso claiming victory for Renault in a controversial grand prix.

Since then, another 11 races have been held in Singapore, with Sir Lewis Hamilton claiming the win for McLaren in 2009 – his second in of that season.

Mercedes have been on the top step five times, all in the hybrid era through a combination of Hamilton and Nico Rosberg who claimed victory in his championship-winning 2016 season.

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Red Bull have taken three wins through Sebastian Vettel, but have not won at the night race since 2013 despite six podium finishes through the 34-year-old, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen.

Ferrari took the win in 2010 through Fernando Alonso, but their only victory since then in Singapore has come via Sebastian Vettel in 2015.

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali is delighted with the news that the Asian country will continue to host a race for the next seven seasons, and acknowledges Singapore’s substantial role in aiding the cause for a more sustainable world.

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“I am delighted that Formula 1 will continue to race in Singapore for another seven years,” he said.

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“The Marina Bay Street Circuit hosted the first night race in F1 history in 2008, and Singapore has continued to thrill fans, teams, and drivers ever since.

“Singapore holds a special place on the F1 calendar, and this extension is part of our long-term commitment to continue to grow the sport in Asia.

“The plans that are in place to reduce the carbon footprint of the event are impressive and align with our plans to be Net Zero Carbon as a sport by 2030 and I look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Singapore GP and the Singapore Tourism Board as Formula 1 returns to this incredible city.”

Chief executive of Singapore’s tourist board, Keith Tan, is looking forward to the return of the unique race that was struck off in each of the last two seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are proud to continue to host the Singapore Grand Prix for another seven years,” stated Tan.

“It is an experience like no other in the world that reinforces Singapore’s position as a vibrant and exciting global city.

“STB welcomes the opportunity to work with our partners to introduce new ideas and concepts to enhance the race experience and to make the entire event one of the most environmentally sustainable street circuits in the F1 calendar.

“We look forward to welcoming international travellers back to Singapore in 2022 for the race, and encourage them to also explore our new and reimagined offerings.”

The 2022 Singapore Grand Prix is set to form the 18th round of the season, taking place after the Russian Grand Prix and preceding Japan.

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