F1 night race to be held on Oct 2 after being cancelled for 2 years

28/1/2022 4:09:00 AM

F1 night race to be held on Oct 2 after being cancelled for 2 years

Formula One, Stb (Singapore Tourism Board)

F1 night race to be held on Oct 2 after being cancelled for 2 years

SINGAPORE - In one of the strongest signals that the country is committed to reopening and returning to life in a world with Covid-19, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and promoters Singapore GP on Thursday (Jan 27) announced a new seven-year deal to continue hosting a Formula One race here. With international travel showing some signs of recovery, the agreement...

With international travel showing some signs of recovery, the agreement is the longest renewal with the Formula One Group - the previous ones were between four and five years. The longer runway is intended to help reposition Singapore again as a business and lifestyle destination and ensure the country maintains its competitive edge in the long term.

Mr S. Iswaran, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, said: "Even as we deal with the immediate challenges of the pandemic, it is important that we focus on our recovery and long-term growth. The Singapore F1 race continues to be a strong focal point for tourists, global events and business meetings.

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S'pore to host F1 Grand Prix night race for another 7 yearsIt's official. Hopefully enough tourists come via VTL to make it viable

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Singapore Grand Prix renews contract to host Formula 1 night raceSINGAPORE: A contract for Singapore to host the Formula 1 Grand Prix for another seven years has been signed, with the event set to return to the streets of Marina Bay in September after an absence of two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Singapore Tourism Board announced on Thursday (Jan 27). Whatever happened to all the talk about going green yada yada yada. Guess it only applies when it suits them. Looking forward to that. Only concern is the covid headwind ahead

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The Straits Times file SINGAPORE - In one of the strongest signals that the country is committed to reopening and returning to life in a world with Covid-19, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and promoters Singapore GP on Thursday (Jan 27) announced a new seven-year deal to continue hosting a Formula One race here. With international travel showing some signs of recovery, the agreement is the longest renewal with the Formula One Group - the previous ones were between four and five years. This is the fourth contract renewal for Singapore, and the longest extension for the race to date, according to a joint press release by Formula 1, Singapore GP (SGP), and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Thursday (Jan. The longer runway is intended to help reposition Singapore again as a business and lifestyle destination and ensure the country maintains its competitive edge in the long term. 27). The last two night races were cancelled due to the pandemic while last year's edition was the last of the four-year extension signed in 2017. Health protocols and plans to reduce carbon footprint this year In its press release, the organisations stated that all parties would work closely together with relevant government agencies and industry stakeholders to refine and implement appropriate health protocols in the lead up to the 2022 race. Singapore Airlines' title sponsorship also ended last year. She may have meant that she was not offered alternative flights to Athens, until Thursday.

The latest contract is from 2022 until 2028 with this year's race scheduled for Oct 2 at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. 30 till Oct. 30 till Oct. Mr S. Iswaran, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, said: "Even as we deal with the immediate challenges of the pandemic, it is important that we focus on our recovery and long-term growth. Starting this year, STB and SGP will also work together to reduce the carbon footprint of the Singapore race and foster the transition to"more sustainable business models". The Singapore F1 race continues to be a strong focal point for tourists, global events and business meetings. Initiatives include switching to renewable energy sources, increasing recycling efforts and switching to sustainable materials. "We have decided to continue hosting the F1 race for another seven years, after thoroughly evaluating the long-term benefits that a term extension could bring to Singapore. Formula 1 is also exploring maximising logistics and travel efficiency through process and volume optimisation, and by using the least carbon-intensive transport available. Affected customers were booked for the next available Scoot flights based on their final destinations – TR722 (Singapore-Athens-Berlin) and TR734 (Singapore-Berlin) — which were scheduled to depart from Singapore on Jan.

"The renewal will help sustain Singapore's reputation as a global city with a vibrant lifestyle, attracting international visitors as travel rebounds, and generating business revenue and jobs for Singaporeans." The joint statement also stressed that the stakeholders would work with the various government agencies to ensure the health and safety of all participants, staff, local and overseas fans and the community. About 268,000 spectators attended when it was last held in 2019, with. About 268,000 spectators attended when it was last held in 2019, with. While three of last year's 22 races - in Italy, Portugal and Azerbaijan - were held behind closed doors, the rest proceeded with spectators in the grandstands. Some, like in Bahrain, Spain and Monaco, early in the year had reduced capacities before venues in Austria, England and the United States began welcoming full houses. The majority of races required adults to be fully vaccinated and/or supply a negative test result though mask wearing and social distancing were loosely enforced." Changi Airport also responded to Caselli's tweets, highlighting that Scoot arranged for meals and accommodation for the family, and that"alternative flight options" were given: Dear Irene, I am sorry to hear about your situation.

Singapore has hosted several international events in recent months. On Nov 27 and 28 last year, pop star JJ Lin performed in front of 2,000 fans each night at the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands under vaccination-differentiated safe management measures which allowed concert-goers to sit alongside one another without the need for social distancing. Two weeks prior, the Bloomberg New Economy Forum welcomed 300 international business and government leaders to Sentosa's Capella hotel, with strict testing requirements for delegates so as to allow for business networking. And in December, Singapore received more than 500 foreign travellers - players, coaches, officials, sponsors and delegates from regional and continental football bodies - for the month-long, 10-team Suzuki Cup tournament with some games at the National Stadium drawing almost 10,000 fans. The Singapore Grand Prix is on a different scale though.

The 2019 race, the last time it was staged here, drew a three-day total of 268,000 spectators - the second-highest after the 300,000 total at the 2008 maiden race. Overseas visitors generally comprise 40 % of race-goers here and the race weekend contributes about $130 million annually in tourism receipts. There have been 12 editions since 2008 and together, they brought more than 550,000 unique foreign visitors, contributing over $1.5 billion in tourism receipts. The tourism sector has been battered by Covid-19.

Last year, there were 330,000 visitor arrivals and an estimated $1.9 billion in tourism receipts. It is only a fraction of the 19 million visitors and $27.7 billion in receipts from before the pandemic in 2019. The Ministry of Trade and Industry and STB fund 60 % of the $135 million night race costs each year, with race promoters Singapore GP footing the rest.

This year's race layout at Marina Bay will likely have to be tweaked due to the planned construction of the NS Square, a new permanent space for large-scale national events which will replace the Float@Marina Bay. The new site, scheduled to start construction in March, will be completed by the end of 2025. Last year's F1 drivers' championship was one of the most dramatic in recent memory, with Red Bull's Max Verstappen claiming his first world title in the season finale in Abu Dhabi, beating seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes under controversial circumstances. In this year's provisional calendar released by F1 last October, it listed a record 23 races. The 2022 season begins on March 20 in Bahrain.

China will again not host a race for the third straight year due to the pandemic. Excluding the Middle East, there are only two races in Asia, Singapore on Oct 2 and the Japanese GP a week later. As recently as 2013, there were six stops in the region - Malaysia, China, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and India. This article was first published in The Straits Times . If you don’t like our faces, listen to our fortnightly podcast E-Junkies where we lepak one corner with famous people # .