Singapore (Marina Bay) Formula 1 Grand Prix 2017 (Race Results & Highlights)

More than 350,000 global visitors have visited the country over the past nine races, generating an average of about S$150 million incremental tourism receipts each year, with foreign visitors making up more than 40 per cent of the unique spectators.

And the Australian has indicated Sunday's race in Singapore may be the best chance of the remaining seven grands prix to claim his second victory of the season.

The deal was sealed on Friday after several rounds of negotiations, putting months of fevered speculation to rest.

It is also because the Republic is keen to see where the sport will go after the expiry of a Concorde Agreement in 2020. "Maybe on a single lap we will have a better scenario and that is so important here", the three-time Formula One World Champion said, via the BBC. "The reasons for that are multi- faceted", said Mr Iswaran.

However, questions still lingered over the future of the race given it was without a firm contract beyond the end of this year, only for a fresh deal to be confirmed on Friday.

The government will continue to fund 60 per cent of the cost of the race, while race organiser Singapore GP - backed by hotelier Ong Beng Seng - will cover the balance.

Here are the acts the Singapore Grand Prix will be presenting this weekend. In 2016, sales sank 15 per cent to its lowest tally of 73,000, against the backdrop of a weak economy and the Zika outbreak.

When asked if it would be okay to race at night in the race, Grosjean said: "I've got no idea - and that is the concern I've always had with this race".

During the 90-minute race, "we will be seeing about 10 terrabytes of data float through the system, which makes it the biggest science project on the planet for that period of time, eclipsing even the human genome project", said Ian Rhodes, CEO of McLaren Applied Technologies.

"I'm very glad that all the parties concerned have been able to agree on commercial terms for an extension as Formula One and, I believe, Singapore have been good for each other", Minister for Trade and Industry S Iswaran told reporters at the Marina Bay street circuit.

Over the years, the Singapore F1 race has distinguished itself as one that is not just about the sport, but one complemented by a strong line-up of concerts, entertainment and lifestyle offerings both within the circuit park and throughout the city. This is how the official results looks like after incredible Singapore Grand Prix.

  • Jack Mann