Singapore Grand Prix extends Formula 1 until 2021

Singapore Grand Prix: Circuit to host race until at least 2021

Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix final will see tremendous quantities of real-time data transmitted to factories all over the world in what's expected to be a major technological breakthrough.

The race is organised by the government together with Singapore GP.

With ideal timing, the medium-term future of the popular night race has been secured, with a contract being signed for at least four more editions of the Marina Bay Street Circuit race. So far the only night race I have done was in Bahrain, but this will obviously be very different as it is on a street circuit.

Singapore has considerable appeal as a popular tourist destination, with about "40 to 50 percent of visitors (to the race) from overseas", said Lionel Yeo, the chief executive of Singapore's tourism board.

During the 90-minute race, "we will be seeing about 10 terrabytes of data float through the system, which makes it the biggest science project on the planet for that period of time, eclipsing even the human genome project", said Ian Rhodes, CEO of McLaren Applied Technologies.

Carey said India should have a Grand Prix considering its rapid growth as a nation. While Hamilton (top of the rankings with 238 points) and Vettel (235) are the clear favourites, Daniel Ricciardo in fourth place will fancy his chances, having placed second here behind departing Nico Rosberg in 2016.

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.

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