Motor racing: F1 race all set to flag off this weekend despite hazy skies

A spokesman for race promoter Singapore GP said they will continue to "work closely with all the relevant government authorities to receive the best possible forecasts when they are available".
A spokesman for race promoter Singapore GP said they will continue to "work closely with all the relevant government authorities to receive the best possible forecasts when they are available".ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

This weekend's Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix remains on track to proceed even as the multimillion-dollar event's various stakeholders continue to monitor the ongoing haze situation.

Last year's edition drew more than 263,000 fans over the three-day event around the Marina Bay Street Circuit - the second-highest attendance after the 300,000 at the inaugural race in 2008 - and similar-sized crowds are expected this week.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 17, 2019, with the headline 'F1 race all set to flag off this weekend despite hazy skies'. Print Edition | Subscribe