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Singapore Grand Prix: Circuit to host race until at least 2021

19 September 2017

There were two 360° cameras at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore in the trackside and paddock to show how viewers at home could immerse themselves through a VR-like environment via the Official F1 app.

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

A day earlier, a giant monitor lizard had entered the track during Saturday's practice. 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.

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Sunday's race in the city-state would otherwise have been the last.

Aside from the data experiment, which is aimed at enhancing the human ability to make better decisions, aerodynamic designs and the relationship between software efficiency and a car's cooling systems are some of F1's other technological advancements, Rhodes said. We can still be in the mix.

The three-time world champion has a slender three point lead over rival Sebastian Vettel following his victory in Monza.

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"But it is a very challenging circuit here, getting the set-up right, getting the timing right, understanding the tyres".

Oddly enough, no driver who won at the track went on to win the world championship in the same year as Sportsmail looks back at the circuit that came close to becoming an F1 mainstay in the United States.

Ferrari has also struggled during practice, so the playing field is pretty even heading into the race.

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Organisers of Formula One's Singapore Grand Prix announced a four-year contract extension until 2021 on Friday, adding that their costs were falling as they find new efficiencies and revenue streams. 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.

Singapore Grand Prix: Circuit to host race until at least 2021