SINGAPORE GP PLANS FOR MORE MAGIC

The Singapore Grand Prix this year attracted over 260,00 fans. Photo Singapore GP

BY IAN DE COTTA

BOB CONSTANDUROS, who has been conducting track commentaries at every Formula 1 race since 1985, believes there could be further evolution in the race package of the Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix. After serious worries over the haze situation, the weekend turned into a roaring success for the organisers, with a total audience of 260,912 fans thronging the Marina Bay street circuit over three days of racing.

Speaking to The New Paper after Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel stormed to victory on Sunday night, Constanduros said: “I know that the worst thing organisers here want to hear is that the Singapore Grand Prix is consistent. “What they want to do is to surprise each year and I believe they have been doing that. How they do it is a good question. It could involve a change in the layout of the track but whatever they do, they want to see an evolution of the night race.”

Organisers Singapore GP said the turnout this year was the third highest after the inaugural race in 2008 and the sixth edition two years ago. The street race is one of a handful of venues (there are 19 stops this year) that consistently pack in the crowds. The others are the Monaco, British, Australian and Canadian Grands Prix.

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