Singapore Grand Prix: Circuit to host race until at least 2021

Singapore Grand Prix 2017 FP1 leader Daniel Ricciardo

Singapore joined the schedule in 2008 as the sport's inaugural night race, and in 2012 penned an extension through to 2017.

Such is the heat and humidity in Singapore that Romain Grosjean has warned that drivers can get "heat shock" during the 61-lap grand prix.

"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", said Chase Carey, Chairman and CEO of F1.

The new deal backed up Carey's words at the All That Matters industry conference in downtown Singapore this week. "We're all looking forward to working together with all the teams and manufacturers to make our sport more exciting and spectacular for the fans all over the world". Over the past 10 years, the night races have brought in over 350,000 overseas tourists and visitors for the event alone.

Singapore Grand Prix FP1 results
GETTYSingapore Grand Prix FP1 results

And the Singapore Tourism Board were also more than happy to promote their city by night.

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.

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With this year's race taking place on Sunday, the event could have received no better boost than confirmation it will continue until at least 2021.

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