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Singapore Airlines maintains backing of nation’s F1 race

Singapore Airlines has agreed an extension to its title sponsorship deal with Formula One’s Singapore Grand Prix.

The national carrier took on the sponsorship of Singapore annual event on the motor racing series’ calendar in 2014 and it will now back the 2016 and 2017 editions under a two-year renewal.

Singapore Airlines chief executive Goh Choon Phong said: “As a strong supporter of both sports and tourism, we are excited to continue as title sponsor of one of the most exciting races in the F1 calendar. We look forward to further showcasing the race to the world, and helping to strengthen Singapore’s image as a world-class tourism, cultural and sporting event city.”

Singapore Airlines replaced telecommunications company Singtel as title sponsor of the Singapore GP.