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Formula One: Singapore extends contract to host night race until 2021

Formula One: Singapore extends contract to host night race until 2021

Singapore will remain on the Formula 1 calendar until at least 2021 after a new four-year deal was signed.

ESPN looks at all of the stats that you will need ahead of the crucial race weekend.

"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". According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Sebastian Vettel is the slight favorite this week, as he has +130 odds. The race is on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 8 a.m. ET, and NBCSN's pre-race live coverage will start at 7 a.m. ET. His last win came in 2015.

XI beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in 2nd T-20
Imran Tahir on the other hand is arguably the most lethal bowler in World XI's arsenal. Pakistan reached the 50-run mark in 7.2 overs and crossed the 100 mark in 12.2 overs.


Carey has big plans to expand F1's reach, both in terms of adding more races and increasing its digital appeal, an area largely neglected by Ecclestone. Vettel is now second in the point standings behind Hamilton after finishing third in the Italian Grand Prix two weeks ago.

Nico Rosberg took 1hr 55m 49s to take victory last season, and with there being a two-hour time limit on Formula 1 races and rain very possible on race day, this year's race could easily become a race of two hours rather than 61 laps. He is now sixth in the point standings and been retired in six different races this year. However, despite a series of strong podium finishes, he has been unable to return to the top step of the podium.

The future of the race on the island nation was hotly contested over the past year amid declining attendance rates, but officials recently announced a four-year extension.


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