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A man walks near decorations for the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix in Singapore on Wednesday

The main reason for holding the Singapore Grand Prix at night was so an Asian race could be broadcast at lunchtime in the UK.

Momentum is certainly with the Silver Arrows after the Italian Grand Prix, but given the tricky nature of the Marina Bay circuit and the many incidents we can expect, Hamilton and Company cannot afford to lose focus or rest easy.

"We are incredibly happy to announce this extension and very proud of our partnership", F1 chief executive Chase Carey said at a news conference at the racetrack.

Mercedes have clawed back Ferrari's lead in recent weeks, but Vettel will fancy his chances here, having won four of the last six Singapore Grands Prix.

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Singapore will continue to host Formula One races until 2021 after agreeing on a four-year deal on Friday.

And the Singapore Tourism Board were also more than happy to promote their city by night. But there are places around the world that present us with great opportunities for us to grow the sport overtime and certainly a country like India with the success and the growth it has had in recent years, makes it an exciting opportunity down the road.”. Vettel has four wins this year with five runner-up finishes.

The Singapore Grand Prix, whose 10th edition is on Sunday, has quickly become one of Formula One's best known races and is often compared to Monaco's classic street grand prix. The kerbs are high and harsh, the road is extremely bumpy in certain locations, and despite the race taking place at night, heat can play a huge role.

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