LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Staff Reporter, Singapore

F1 showcase in Singapore still a go

But Malaysian Grand Prix will bow out in October this year.

According to an exclusive report from Reuters, Formula One will not miss the Malaysian Grand Prix when it drops off the calendar after this year's race because neighboring Singapore is set to stay as the region's showcase.

The 86-year-old former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone also said he would not be buying Brazil's Interlagos circuit. That track is due to be sold off by local authorities who had talked up his potential interest when they announced their intentions this month.

Malaysia, which has been part of the world championship since 1999, will bow out in October, a year earlier than previously scheduled.

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