Singapore extends F1 contract until 2021

Lewis Hamilton qualified fifth for the Singapore Grand Prix 0.635 seconds adrift of title rival Sebastian Vettel. Credit Octane

Lewis Hamilton qualified fifth for the Singapore Grand Prix 0.635 seconds adrift of title rival Sebastian Vettel. Credit Octane

A global media intelligence company Meltwater tracked online reactions in the lead-up to and during the F1 weekend between Sept 13 to 18. In those tricky conditions it was easy to say 'oh, well that was a bit dull', it was quite anti-climatic frankly, but you can't underestimate the concentration levels, the focus levels or the pin-point accuracy that the drivers were having to use at every braking zone, with every steering input, and every time they applied the throttle.

Few names are as synonymous with professional off-road tyres as Cooper, and the American manufacturer has extended its reach in the segment in recent years via its relationship with the Dakar veteran Xavi Foj, made a brand ambassador.

The dramatic first-turn crash that ended Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel's hopes of a fifth title at the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix may have dominated headlines worldwide, but over on social media, news of the four-year contract extension for the Singapore night race was what generated the most buzz online. The post has since been pulled from public view on Facebook.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo topped the timesheets in both sessions, and teammate Max Verstappen was never far behind.

It is not known when the photo was taken.

The racing fan, whose age and nationality are unknown, earlier posted a photo on Facebook showing him and a companion posing on the tracks at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. The race is on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 8 a.m. ET, and NBCSN's pre-race live coverage will start at 7 a.m. ET.

2016's edition of the Singapore Grand Prix. "So time on track is going to be very important", he added.

Security & Risk Solutions (SRS), the appointed security agency assigned to the area where the alleged incident took place, told The Straits Times that its security officers "did not compromise any safety instructions nor received any monetary rewards as allegedly claimed".

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