Singapore will host Formula One races until 2021

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A chance for Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen or Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas, fresh from signing a new contract this week, to seal their future place in history?

Formula 1 confirmed the deal on Friday (Sep 15), which comes after positive discussions between Formula 1 and Singapore Grand Prix organisers this month. Barring a spectacular performance, he will be the sole owner of the unenviable record of being the driver with the most grand prix starts without a podium.

"We look forward to the continued support of all Singaporeans as we work with Formula 1, Singapore GP, and all stakeholders, to ensure the F1 Singapore Grand Prix remains an event that we can all be proud of". "With its global viewership and media coverage, the race has reinforced Singapore image as a vibrant and innovative city to a wide worldwide audience".

"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", Carey said.

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

The lights are on and the cars are gleaming as the night draws nearer.

No driver has won more times in Singapore than Sebastien Vettel.

It is also a pivotal weekend in the constructor's championship at Marina Bay.

"We think in the next three to four years we can really take Formula One to a place that is good for all our partners and really adds a new level of excitement and new dimensions to the sport", he said. Vettel has four wins this year with five runner-up finishes. He is now sixth in the point standings and been retired in six different races this year.



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