Singapore Grand Prix

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Singapore Grand Prix

Just like any other motor race, the Singapore Grand Prix is one that is organized as a yearly sports event in the country. It has now become a part of the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. The first race ever organized was won by Fernando Alonso who is a Spanish driver for the Renault F1 team. Currently the race is held in the area of Marina Bay. It has been recognized as the first night race ever organized by Formula One. Let us take a closer look at this Singapore Grand Prix.

The Singapore Grand Prix that was organised last year had a circuit that was re-profiled slightly with a modification of the turns 1, 2 and 3 in order to assist in overtaking. Modifications were also done at turn 10 where high curbs resulted in a lot of accidents in the past. The round of 15 of the FIA Formula One Championship was held here.

It was held during the night and meant that for the first time European fans could watch it at a time convenient for them. It would interest you to know that in order to match the course’s shape; a number of projectors were used to illuminate it which made the place very appealing.

The sponsorship of the event was cofounded by the Government of Singapore which footed 60% of the entire bill while Singapore Telecommunications would also provide additional sponsorship. For the first Formula One race in the country there are a total of 110,000 tickets for this race. In the end, the race witnessed a complete sell-out for all of its tickets. Keeping the high demand in mind, also announced 200 complimentary tickets to premium member of the club. What this means is that the motor race event is witnessing a tremendous amount of patronage in the country.

Apart from S. Vettel who won the race in the year 2019, there was another winner in 2019. This was C. Leclerc who was driving Ferrari. It would interest you to know that there have been some concerns raised about the Singapore Grand Prix. The Malaysian government complained that the proximity of the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia which also hosts the Malaysian Grand Prix and is about 300 km from Singapore would offer some form of damaging competition. These concerns were however resolved later. This race was previously known as the Orient Year Grand Prix.

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