Singapore

Organiser of F1 race keeping a close watch on haze

The organiser of the Formula One's Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix has stressed that it is ready to deal with the haze.

A spokesman told media that it has been closely monitoring the situation in case it worsens as race day looms.

The Singapore Grand Prix is scheduled to be held from Friday to Sunday.

A spokesman told The Straits Times: "In the event that the haze causes visibility, public health or operational issues, Singapore GP would work closely with the relevant agencies before making any collective decisions regarding the event." 

HAZY: An aerial view of Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay street circuit which was shrouded by haze yesterday (top), compared to 2013's view in clear weather (bottom). PHOTOS: REUTERS

The night race at the Singapore Grand Prix is the 13th race of the 2015 season.

World champion Lewis Hamilton is currently holding a comfortable 53-point lead over Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the drivers' standings.

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