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Four races free-to-air in new French F1 deal

Four races free-to-air in new French F1 deal

Two days later, a new deal was announced, and Carey said: "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".

Now into its 10th edition, the Singapore Grand Prix is the sport's first night race and has been a successful and unique blend of F1 action, its party atmosphere and business networking opportunities.

"We wanted to thoroughly evaluate the medium-term prospects for F1 and the value a term extension could bring to Singapore", said Iswaran.

I am looking forward to the race, although I know it will be very hot and humid, which makes it one of the most hard tracks.

Liberty Media had taken complete control of F1 in January, ending Bernie Ecclestones 40-year reign at the helm of affairs.

The Mercedes man seems to have been revitalised after his summer holiday, becoming the only driver to win two consecutive races this season with his victories in Belgium and Italy. But Asia in general is tremendously important.

The Singapore GP has generated 1.4 billion in Singapore dollars (about $1 billion or 870 million euros) over the past decade. During Ecclestone's tenure, contract negotiations were often hard for track owners struggling with rising costs and dwindling gates.

"The Singapore Grand Prix, the Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Government have all done an excellent job of making this an event that involves the whole city".

There are no immediate plans to change or modify the five-kilometer (three-mile) track.


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