Sin­ga­pore­ans want F1 race to stay

The Star Early Edition - - SPORT -

LON­DON: For­mula One fans in Sin­ga­pore are keen for the race to re­main there, de­spite ne­go­ti­a­tions be­tween or­gan­is­ers and F1 supremo Bernie Ec­cle­stone seem­ingly stalled, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey con­ducted by Bri­tish re­search firm YouGov. The con­tract for the Sin­ga­pore race ex­pires this year and Ec­cle­stone and or­gan­is­ers are still in ne­go­ti­a­tions about ex­tend­ing be­yond 2017, though he sug­gested last Novem­ber that talks were not pro­gress­ing well. The fu­ture of the race, how­ever, was a con­cern for the 1002 Sin­ga­porean re­spon­dents to the sur­vey, with 57 per­cent keen for it to con­tinue be­yond this year. About 70 per­cent also felt the race had been a net pos­i­tive for the coun­try.

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