The Singapore Grand Prix is a motor race on the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. The event takes place in Singapore on the Marina Bay Street Circuit and was the inaugural F1 night race and the first street circuit in Asia.
The first race held at the new Marina Bay Street Circuit was the 15th round of the 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship, and was also the first night-time event in Formula One history. The timing of the night event meant that it could be broadcast live at a convenient time for European TV audiences. The track was also illuminated by a series of projectors which adapt their output to match the shape of the course. Spaniard Fernando Alsonso won the first edition of the grand prix, driving for the Renault F1 team. Around 110,000 tickets were made available for the country’s first Formula One race. Corporate hospitality suites and packages went on sale at the end of November 2007; three-day passes to the public went on sale in February 2008; single-day passes went on sale a month later. The event went on to achieve a full sell-out for all of its tickets.
The Singapore Grand Prix will remain on the F1 calendar through at least 2017, after race organizers signed a contract extension with Formular One Management on the eve of the 2012 event.
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