Singapore will host its first Formula One race next season - and it will be the sport’s first at night.
Singapore GP said Federation International de L’Automobile (FIA), the sport’s governing body, gave its approval for the night race through the Singapore Motor Sports Council.
“We are well on our way to creating history. With two positive lighting tests under our belt, we are on track to delivering the first night race in Formula One history,” said Colin Syn, deputy chairman of Singapore GP.
The World Motor Sport Council released the 2008 F1 schedule on Wednesday, and Singapore was listed as the 15th event on the 18-race calendar. It will be held on a street circuit on Sept 28.
The 2008 season will begin in Melbourne, Australia, on March 13.
The calendar also includes 10 races in Europe, along with others in Malaysia, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, China and Brazil. — AP , AFP
Source : Business Times - 25 Oct 2007