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Formula One: F1 CEO and chairman Chase Carey lavishes praise on Singapore Grand Prix

September 13, 2017 5:01 AM
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SINGAPORE - Formula One chief executive and chairman Chase Carey has reiterated his wish for the Singapore Grand Prix to be continued beyond its 10th edition as talks to extend the world's first night race continues.

Speaking on the sidelines of the All That Matters (Sports Matters) conference at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Wednesday (Sept 13), the American media mogul said: "We are actively engaged with our partners (in Singapore), our goal is to reach a new deal. We have a great relationship with our partners, a deal has not been concluded but discussions are still ongoing."

While Carey remained coy on the details that needed ironing out and a timeline to conclude talks, he lavished praise on the event that is into its final year of a previous deal.

He said: "Singapore anchors our Asian strategy, it is the signature race for Asia.

"This is the marquee race and our goal is to renew the contract. It is certainly a race we are proud of.

"Singapore is one of the gateways into Asia and it's incredible story of growth in the last 50 years had captures the world's attention."

This year's Singapore Grand Prix will be held from Sept 15-17 at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

In the last nine editions, only four drivers have won on the tight and twisty circuit - Sebastian Vettel (four times), Fernando Alonso (twice), Lewis Hamilton (twice) and Nico Rosberg (once).

Also read: Formula One: Overall attendance at this year's Singapore Grand Prix up 19%, hits 260,400

Source: straitstimes.com

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