Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2017

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia steers his car into the pit lane during the second practice session at the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit Singapore Friday Sept. 15

It remains the only circuit on the calendar to have featured a safety vehicle in all of its races, and the humid conditions in Singapore―as well as the lack of natural light―only add to the challenge. Mercedes now lead Ferrari by 62 points - and this weekend represents a great chance for Ferrari, who undoubtedly hold the upper hand in Singapore - to close the gap on the Silver Arrows.

Back in November 2016, then F1 boss Bernie Eccelestone, said that Singapore was no longer interested in hosting the annual race as it has become a destination hotspot, achieving its original goal. During the race, Ricciardo stormed through the field, making up 11 positions on the way to a sensational fourth place finish.

Here are some glimpses of the most spectacular Grand Prix.

The street circuit, which has unique appeal as a night race, first hosted a race in 2008. The Formula One Group have agreed a deal with French television channel TF1 to show four full races exclusively free-to-air, with the rest of the 2018 season continuing as highlights.

Chase Carey, the chairman and CEO of Formula One, said the race was "a signature" of the World Championship calendar - and one of its most "thrilling events". We have talked about the opportunity to grow the sport in Asia as well as the Americas.

"We're proud of the race, we have a good relationship and our goal is to get to a place where we build on that partnership long-term". We want to make sure we are delivering better and bigger events, ” he added.

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