Formula 1: Singapore could host two races in 2022, report suggests

The idea has been discussed with Singapore promoters, who may run the two races on consecutive weekends at Marina Bay Street Circuit.

The Marina Bay Street Circuit. (Image: Twitter/Singapore GP)
By Nilavro Ghosh | Apr 12, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, F1 announced the cancellation of the Sochi Grand Prix, as well as the grand prix’s contract, on September 25. It has left a void on the initial 23-race calendar that F1 was hoping to fill with a return to Qatar, where the Losail International Circuit hosted the sport’s first grand prix last year.

Qatar has agreed to host a grand prix for the next ten years, beginning in 2023, with this year’s race being postponed due to the FIFA World Cup. However, it has emerged as a strong contender to replace the canceled Russia race, kicking off the triple-header that will take Formula One to Singapore and Japan. However, according to, due to uncertainty from the event organisers in Qatar, other options have been considered, including running two races in Singapore.

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The idea has been discussed with Singapore promoters, who may run the two races on consecutive weekends at Marina Bay Street Circuit at slightly different times of day, with one starting at dusk and the other starting at 8pm for a full night race. The Sakhir Grand Prix, which took place in Bahrain at the end of 2020, started a few hours later than the Bahrain Grand Prix, which took place a week earlier.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Singapore has not hosted a grand prix since 2019, but it has recently reopened to tourists, and plans are underway for F1 to return on the scheduled 2 October weekend. F1 remains committed to completing its record-breaking 23-race calendar this year, with Singapore being one possible replacement for Russia if a deal with Qatar cannot be reached.

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Mazepins’ properties seized

As per various reports, properties belonging to former Russian Formula One driver Nikita Mazepin and his father Dmitry Mazepin have been seized by the Italian government. The estimated value of the seized properties is about a whopping 87 million euros. Following Russia’s military exercise in Ukraine, the Haas Formula One team was forced to cut ties with Dmitry Mazepin’s Uralkali company and his son Nikita, who was driving alongside Mick Schumacher for the team. Haas eventually severed ties with Uralkali and the Mazepins.

Nikita and Dmitry Mazepin were soon added to a list of Russians facing financial sanctions aimed at punishing wealthy Russians with ties to President Vladimir Putin. According to Reuters, Italy has now seized properties worth 87 million euros from the Mazepins, based on information received from two police sources.