After stating that they would not extend their Formula One contract last year, the Singapore Grand Prix has been confirmed on the calendar until 2021. The newly signed contract has come from negotiations with new Formula One owners Liberty Media.
The Singapore Grand Prix made its debut in 2008 and has been the highlight of the Formula One calendar due to its unique nature of being the first night race in Formula One. After the loss of the Malaysian Grand Prix after the final race round the Sepang International Circuit in October, Singapore will be the only country in the region to host a race.
Chase Carey, one of Formula One’s new chairmen, was very happy to be able to retain the Singapore Grand Prix. “Singapore is a signature race,” Carey said. “The first night race is one of the most thrilling events of the year.”
The contract extension sees the Singapore Grand Prix on the calendar for the next four years.