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F1: Rain Delays Start of  Singapore Grand Prix 2022

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Last Updated: October 02, 2022, 17:46 IST

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There's a chance of rain during the race as well. (AP Photo)

There's a chance of rain during the race as well. (AP Photo)

Charles Leclerc in a Ferrari is on pole for the first race at the Marina Bay Circuit since 2019 because of the coronavirus pandemic

A heavy rain storm delayed the start of the Singapore Grand Prix for more than an hour on Sunday night.

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The race around the spectacular floodlit 5.063km city centre track had been scheduled to start at 8 pm (1200 GMT).

Organisers announced after the rain cleared that the formation lap would take place at 9:05 pm to give marshals time to clear large pools of standing water from the track.

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Organisers said there was a 20 percent risk of further rain during the race, which will be 61 laps or last two hours, whichever is the shorter.

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first published:October 02, 2022, 17:46 IST
last updated:October 02, 2022, 17:46 IST