F1 Singapore Grand Prix extended for another four years to 2021

F1 Singapore Grand Prix extended for another four years to 2021

Romain Grosjean is anxious about poor visibility at the Marina Bay circuit, which has been hit with torrential rain showers on Sunday morning.

The Mercedes driver told the BBC: "Maybe we don't have the best package for this weekend, but we still have a great auto". With more than 90% of the race organisation sub-contracted annually to Singapore-based companies, the race also contributes to the local economy, over and above the tourism outcomes. We can still be in the mix.

The first track to ever stage a night race in the sport has just extended its contract until 2021 and all involved will be hoping it gives the fans some excitement a decade after it held its inaugural race. We have never had a good balance, we have been struggling a lot with that, a lot of understeer for me, really struggling with that.

The 2017 Formula 1 World Championship battle continues this weekend with round 14 taking place in the hot and steamy conditions of Singapore. Maybe on a single lap we will have a better scenario and that is so important here.

Haas driver Romain Grosjean said: "Fitness has evolved, but there is a high probability that we could get a heat shock and be in a pretty bad situation". But it is a very challenging circuit here, getting the set-up right, getting the timing right, understanding the tyres. McLaren has also confirmed that it is ending its power unit deal with Honda. Meanwhile, Honda has announced it will supply Toro Rosso, who had previously used Renault.

During the 90-minute race, "we will be seeing about 10 terrabytes of data float through the system, which makes it the biggest science project on the planet for that period of time, eclipsing even the human genome project", said Ian Rhodes, CEO of McLaren Applied Technologies.