The night time is the right time for Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore is getting ready to host a Grand Prix on September 30th – an event that should prove to be a night (rather than a day) to remember.

F1 has never staged a race at night before, this one is being timed to fit in with European TV schedules.

The circuit will be illuminated by a series of projectors which adapt their output to match the shape of the circuit.

Singapore did stage Grand Prix races in the 1960s and 1970s when the event was called the Orient Grand Prix and the Malaysian Grand Prix.

The event was stopped after 1973, perhaps due to an increase in traffic, the inconvenience of having to close roads for the event or fatal accidents during the 1972 and 1973 races.

Pint-sized F1 supremo Bernie Eccleston has signed a five-year deal with the Singapore government in order to stage the race.

It is expected that 80,000 fans will attend the big night.


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