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Details confirmed for first-ever Formula One night race

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January 31, 2008

First ever night-time GP

First ever night-time GP

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February 1, 2008 The timetable has been set for September's Formula 1(TM) Singapore Grand Prix, the first ever Grand Prix to be held at night.

Formula One racing’s governing body the FIA has confirmed that the race will start under the floodlights at 8pm local time on Sunday, September 28, with qualifying sessions on Saturday and the second Friday practice session also to be held after sunset.

To allow the drivers to become accustomed to the new track in daylight, the first practice on Friday 26th September will take place from 4-5:30pm, before the second session is run from 8pm.

The final practice session on Saturday will run from 5-6pm hours, with the qualifying sessions starting at 8pm.

The Singapore GP will be held on a 5.067km street circuit around the Marina Bay area.

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Noel McKeegan After a misspent youth at law school, Noel began to dabble in tech research, writing and things with wheels that go fast. This bus dropped him at the door of a freshly sprouted Gizmag.com in 2002. He has been Gizmag's Editor-in-Chief since 2007.   All articles by Noel McKeegan
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