'Signature' Singapore GP extended to 2021

"Singapore is new territory for me, but I don't mind that at all", he says in Williams' race preview.

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.

The Singapore Grand Prix takes place Sunday at 8AM ET from Marina Bay Street Circuit.

"We wanted to thoroughly evaluate the medium-term prospects for F1 and the value a term extension could bring to Singapore", said Iswaran. "We've certainly got stronger and stronger and I think at the high down force circuits this year we've been pretty good and getting better".

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As per the strategic goal of holding a race in Asia at a time that suits European markets, the Singapore Grand Prix will begin at 1pm on Sunday, September 17.

Inaugurated in 2008, the Singapore Grand Prix was Formula One's first ever night race.

Meanwhile, Lionel Yeo, Chief Executive of the Singapore Tourism Board, stated that the race has provided an excellent platform for businesses to test bed new lifestyle initiatives and products. Vettel has four wins this year with five runner-up finishes.

"Over the years, the Singapore event has distinguished itself as one that is not just about the competition, but one complemented by a strong line-up of concerts, entertainment and lifestyle offerings both within the circuit park and throughout the city". The only night race on the calendar will continue until 2021.

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