'Hopefully this will open people's eyes and they'll say, my God, Singapore really is alive and well,' said F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone. -- ST PHOTO: TERENCE TAN
FORMULA One supremo Bernie Ecclestone pushed hard to bring a night race to Singapore and on Sunday he described it as the jewel in the sport's crown.
The 77-year-old, renowned as a shrewd operator, has long worked to steer the glamorous sport towards Asia and the Middle East, and said the success of the Singapore spectacle on the city streets would open eyes.
Starting Lineup for Singapore GP
STARTING grid for Sunday's Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the 5.067-kilometre Marina Bay circuit (with driver, nationality, team):