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vegassd

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Formula 1 Night Race!

Source: BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/6646125.stm

Singapore to stage F1 night race

Singapore will stage a Formula One Grand Prix next year, with the race set to be the first in the sport's history to be held at night. It will be on a street circuit around the Marina Bay district, and is planned for September or early October.

"Singapore is going to be the leader with the street race at night - we're excited about the idea," said F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.

But Singapore's government says safety concerns will have to be resolved.

"Safety is of paramount concern to all of us," said Singapore's Trade and Industry minister S. Iswaran.

"Therefore, we will proceed with a night race only if the safety and operational requirements of all parties are fully met - if not, we will revert to a day race.

"(But) a night race will be unique and allow the Singapore event to reach out to television audiences in Asia, Europe and the US."

Singapore will stage the race for five years, with Ecclestone keeping the option to extend the deal for a further five years.

Ecclestone wants to expand the F1 calendar from 17 to 20 races per season, and the addition of Singapore is the second new race in two days after Valencia joined the circuit on Thursday.

"I am very pleased to welcome Singapore to the F1 family and we look forward to this exotic addition to the championship," said Ecclestone.

"This will be the first fully-lit street race in F1 and as a night race, we anticipate it will quickly establish itself as one of the most dramatic and atmospheric races in our calendar.

"I know that the F1 drivers, teams and fans are all looking forward to coming to Singapore next year."

Singapore's government anticipates tourist revenues of around £33m ($66m) from the event, and says it will cover 60% of the estimated cost.

"Singapore is a leading business centre and our aim is to be a vibrant global city that is abuzz with high quality entertainment and events," added Iswaran.

"A world class event like the F1 race, with more than 500 million viewers worldwide, will take us closer to this objective.

"By holding the race on a street circuit in Marina Centre, we will bring the buzz and excitement into the heart of the city, so that everyone can join in the festivities."

How cool is that! :grin:
 

paulspursman

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that is going to be awesome!!!

F1 is desperately trying to bring more interest back into it it seems
 

tobi

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Jun 10, 2003
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missed the race today i'm off to watch highlights.
 

paulspursman

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like most f1 races this was won and lost on the first lap pretty much

excellent drive by DC though who is still one of the best guys on the grid
 

SouthLondonSpur

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May 28, 2004
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I am well impressed with LH's performances so far. I hope the bubble doesnt burst.

Funny how soon we pay less attention to Button isnt it?
 

paulspursman

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to be fair to jenson he is in a terrible car

button isnt even 2nd best or maybe even 3rd best british driver so far this season
 

SouthLondonSpur

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This should be interesting, it'll be about right for European afternoon viewing as well. Good old Bernie, he thinks of everything!
 

MrsKeane

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Sadly he didn't.......His body language said it all, Hamilton is THE most exciting young rookie to hit f1......then again Schumi was in a Jordan for a start so reliability wasn't always on his side as the puggets in those days where in the Jordan until 1995/1996 when the became a Honda as I'm sure Damon Hill had a Honda on his overalls (I'm doing this from memory!)
 

tobi

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cant watch the repeat today because i'll be watching lost and i cant sky+ because someone else in my household has taken that slot.
 

paulspursman

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it was a very boring monaco grand prix really

not even any spectacular smash

oh well lewis will win a race soon enough and he still has the same points as fernando (but alonso is leader due to more wins)
 
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