Singapore Grand Prix gets new four-year F1 deal

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Williams Martini Racing driver Felipe Massa is hoping to pick up a much-needed strong result for the Grove based squad at the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend, with the British team having so far not performed up to their expectations across the 2017 season.

The main reason for holding the Singapore Grand Prix at night was so an Asian race could be broadcast at lunchtime in the UK.

At the on going Singapore Grand Prix, Liberty Media boss, Chase Carey said, "India is a country that certainly has great potential and as we go forward, we will continue to study".

The new deal backed up Carey's words at the All That Matters industry conference in downtown Singapore this week.

"We're proud of the race, we have a good relationship and our goal is to get to a place where we build on that partnership long-term".

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India now has two years remaining on its original five-year contract, but it is becoming increasingly hard to accommodate new races on the ever-increasing F1 calendar. Mr Lionel Yeo, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board said, "The race in Singapore has provided an excellent platform for businesses to test bed new lifestyle initiatives and products".

Despite the Marina Bay circuit being one of the most hard tracks, Williams head to Singapore hoping for a "good result" under the lights.

"The first ever night race in this sport is one of the most thrilling events of the year", he added.

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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