Sunday, 28th September 2008
The Singapore Grand Prix is a Formula One race staged in the Marina Bay area of Singapore. The first race, which was also Formula One's first night race, was won by Spanish driver Fernando Alonso of the Renault F1 Team. The official name of the event is FORMULA 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix 2008. The race was co-funded by the Government of Singapore, footing 60% of the total bill, or about SGD $100 million, out of a total tab of SGD $160 million. Around 110,000 tickets sold Singapore's first Formula One night race and about 2.5 billion people watched the Singapore Grand Prix on television across the world.