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Street tracks are no good for F1. Bikes maybe but not cars.The roads are too narrow for any good overtaking.You won't catch me watching the precession. Call me when we get back to real tracks.
In general, being the host of one of the most prestigious sports in the world is a cause for great pride. You have to spend a lot, yes, the track and this whole infrastructure costs. However, Singapore will also lose money from tickets that are not cheap in Formula 1, and hotels will lose the money left by drivers here, and these guys can spend a lot, for example, to eat the best thing.
Speaking from Singapore, I applaud Bernie for screwing the government scholars over the initial F1 deal of $150mil or so a year. Bernie is gone, the scholars have wisened up and F1 needs Singapore more than Singapore needs F1 now. The scholars think they are saving a ton but whichever way you look at it, they are still getting stiffed. Well done F1!
Losing Silverstone is the biggest tragedy in F1, and I wouldn't be surprised to see the other classic racetracks follow soon enough. When that happens, then yes Singapore may well be the 'blue-riband' event!
I'm pleased. The races here are usually quite eventful despite it not being the greatest layout, and the big PLUS is you get a proper near two hour race instead of the seemingly normal now 1hr 25mins.
Nice setting and the first night race was an impressive novelty factor but loads of uninspiring right angled corners, never ending race and complete lack of overtaking.
Singapore brings unique challenges to the calendar, especially with races always coming close to the two hour limit.Coming straight after Monza, it provides a very contrasting spectacle.For me, it's worthy of it's place, so good news.
Shame! A poor racing spectacle, just like Monaco. The cars have become too good for this type of "track". It should be specialised tracks for specialised cars and leave these road circuits to road cars.
Anyone who's been to this race know it's a terrible race. They also know the Malaysian grand prix is a million times better. The Singapore grand prix is for television because at the actual race it's rubbish. Like everything in sport it's all about the money
Another procession for another 4 years. Is racing really all about following the car in front with little or no chance of overtaking?The only way the lead of the race will change hands is either mechanical or in the stands.Sorry, doesn't rock my boat. More Spa type race tracks please
I've always liked this race; something very different on the race calendar. And we get it live on free TV this year - hooray!
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