Formula 1 has announced that the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix will continue to be held at the Marina Bay Street Circuit for another seven years. The multi-year extension between Formula 1, Singapore GP Pte Ltd (SGP) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will see the FIA Formula One World Championship continue to visit the city from 2022 to 2028 inclusive.
While it has not been possible to return to Singapore in 2020 and 2021, due to the global pandemic, the whole sport cannot wait to be back in the iconic city racing on one of the most challenging circuits on the Formula 1 calendar.
Sustainability will feature prominently in future races, with the STB and SGP working together to reduce the carbon footprint of the Singapore race as part of a transition to more sustainable business models and to be in line with the sustainability goals of Formula 1. Initiatives include switching to renewable energy sources, increasing recycling efforts and switching to sustainable materials.
A full sustainability audit will be undertaken, guiding development of other green initiatives that SGP will implement throughout the new term. SGP will also continue to engage the local community and promote diversity amongst event personnel and volunteers.
"I am delighted that Formula 1 will continue to race in Singapore for another seven years," said Formula 1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali.
"The Marina Bay Street Circuit hosted the first night race in F1 history in 2008, and Singapore has continued to thrill fans, teams, and drivers ever since. Singapore holds a special place on the F1 calendar, and this extension is part of our long-term commitment to continue to grow the sport in Asia.
"The plans that are in place to reduce the carbon footprint of the event are impressive and align with our plans to be Net Zero Carbon as a sport by 2030 and I look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Singapore GP and the Singapore Tourism Board as Formula 1 returns to this incredible city."
Singapore GP's Chairman Mr Ong Beng Seng added: "We are very pleased that the night race will continue for seven more years. After more than a decade of celebrating this spectacular event on the racing calendar, we are looking forward to building on its success and working with Formula 1 as well as its partners to take the night race to greater heights. We are delighted that this marquee event will demonstrate how Singapore is open for business.
"We look forward to welcoming both local and overseas fans and visitors to the Marina Bay Street Circuit once again."