The energy used to construct and clear the city centre circuit each year, as well as to light it throughout the weekend, makes the event a significant contributor to Formula 1’s carbon emissions. The concrete blocks that line the track, and the temporary structures in place for the race also add to its environmental impact.
“The plans that are in place to reduce the carbon footprint of the event are impressive and align with our plans to be net zero carbon as a sport by 2030,” said Domenicali. “I look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Singapore GP and the Singapore Tourism Board as Formula 1 returns to this incredible city.”
The contract extension was agreed between F1 and the race organiser, as well as the Singapore Tourism Board, which is looking to the grand prix to encourage tourists to return.
“The Singapore Grand Prix will continue to play an important role in Singapore’s economy, and in boosting Singapore’s global image,” said S Iswaran, the government minister for transport and trade relations. “The new term of the Singapore Grand Prix will support the recovery of our tourism sector and give a much-needed boost to our local businesses.”