Formula 1 Racing Odds: Singapore Grand Prix 9/14/17

"Singapore is a signature race", Carey added.

"The Singapore Grand Prix, the Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Government have all done an excellent job of making this an event that involves the whole city".

Back in November 2016, then F1 boss Bernie Eccelestone, said that Singapore was no longer interested in hosting the annual race as it has become a destination hotspot, achieving its original goal.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo topped the timesheets in both sessions, and teammate Max Verstappen was never far behind.

From next year, Singapore will be the sole stop that Formula One makes in Southeast Asia, as next month's Malaysian Grand Prix is to be the last.

Ticket sales fell previous year to around 73,000 for each of the three days of the race weekend.

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Vettel has been able to dominate this race, winning four times in his career.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel arrives for practice at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore this week.

Lewis Hamilton will put his slender championship lead on the line on Sunday as the Formula 1 circus will race under the lights of the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. He will be gunning for his first victory at the track this weekend.

“India is a country that certainly has great potential and as we go forward, we will continue to study.

Ricciardo finished second in this race the last two years.

It will not be easy to take maximum points this weekend though - no team has ever taken a one-two in Singapore, and Kimi Raikkonen is now on a barren run of 88 races without a victory.