Singapore to host evening street race as part of 2008 F1 season
26 October 2007

The 2008 Formula One season will include a night race, after the World Motor Sport Council and FIA approved plans for Singapore to host the event.Last month the FIA approved plans for a three-mile (5km) street track around Singapore’s downtown Marina Bay area. Now that initial lighting tests have been successful, the race is set to go ahead on 28 September 2008.The FIA has also announced that “There will be a total freeze on engine development for a period of 10 years, starting from 2008. A change can be made after five years but only with the unanimous agreement of all stakeholders and following a further two-year notice period.”The ‘pinnacle of motorsport’ encouraging manufacturers to stick with what will soon be outdated technology? It sounds mad to us, too, but this is likely to be the FIA engaging in some kind of politics with the teams, and we’d be surprised if it doesn’t change.

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26 October 2007

Great news, very much looking forward to this happening. Should add that bit of extra excitement to the race.


Does this mean the total races for next year is increasing to 18?

Sav

26 October 2007

It will certainly add a new dimmension to Formula One, I'm looking foward to night racing. Their are a few safety concerns though, the main issue is that this is going to be the first flood light road course. So it will be a little bit of unkown...

US have night races, but on ovals - which is much easier. If it's wet too, things could become extremely dangerous.

The series organisers should try a lower category first, like GP2. Just to test what it will be like in the dark with flood lights, that way they can sort out any teething problems before the main event - F1.

27 October 2007

As a Singaporean I'm bloody excited about the race. Day or night it doesn't matter.

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