22 September 2012, Singapore – Singapore has had a successful four years of the only FIA Formula 1 World Championship night race on the 5.073km Marina Bay Street Circuit. In its fifth year hosting the race, Singapore GP Pte Ltd today announced that it will extend another five years till 2017.
Mr. Ong Beng Seng, the driving force behind Singapore GP Pte Ltd, said: “In 2012 – already – we are celebrating five years of night racing. What better way to celebrate than to keep Marina Bay and Formula One together for another five years? We believe Formula One has added a new dimension to our city – but we feel this spectacular night race has also brought a different dimension to Grand Prix racing.”
Over 200,000 spectators have watched the world’s finest drivers in action every year since 2008 for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix while the average television audience for the first four-years has averaged almost 100 million.