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Formula 1 announce seven-year Singapore Grand Prix extension

Baku, January 27, AZERTAC

The Singapore Grand Prix will continue to be held at the glittering Marina Bay Street Circuit for another seven years, following an extension of the race's contract, according to the official website of Formula 1.

F1 will therefore continue to visit the city of Singapore from 2022 to 2028 inclusive, after a multi-year extension was agreed between Singapore GP Pte Ltd (SGP), the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), and Formula 1.

Although it's been two years since the Singapore Grand Prix, first held in 2008, has taken place – due to the global pandemic – the event will return in 2022 as part of this 23-race season.

Sustainability will feature prominently in future races, meanwhile, with the STB and SGP working together to reduce the carbon footprint of the Singapore race as part of a transition to more sustainable business models and to be in line with the sustainability goals of Formula 1 – with initiatives including increasing recycling efforts and using sustainable materials to reduce the carbon emissions of the event.

"I am delighted that Formula 1 will continue to race in Singapore for another seven years," said Formula 1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali.

"The Marina Bay Street Circuit hosted the first night race in F1 history in 2008, and Singapore has continued to thrill fans, teams, and drivers ever since. Singapore holds a special place on the F1 calendar, and this extension is part of our long-term commitment to continue to grow the sport in Asia.

"The plans that are in place to reduce the carbon footprint of the event are impressive and align with our plans to be Net Zero Carbon as a sport by 2030 and I look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Singapore GP and the Singapore Tourism Board as Formula 1 returns to this incredible city."

The 2022 Singapore Grand Prix is set to take place on October 2.

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