• SINGAPORE - SEPTEMBER 23: The field gets underway at the start of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 23, 2012 in Singapore, Singapore. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
  • Cars race in the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore as seen from Swissotel The Stamford, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo / Bryan van der Beek)
  • McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leads the field into turn one at the start of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
  • Force India Formula One driver Paul di Resta of Britain steers his car during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
  • Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain steers his car during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
  • Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
  • Toro Rosso Formula One driver Jean-Eric Vergne of France steers his car over the chicaneduring the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
  • SINGAPORE - SEPTEMBER 23: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing drives on his way to winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 23, 2012 in Singapore, Singapore. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leads the field into turn two at the start of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
  • SINGAPORE - SEPTEMBER 23: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren retires early from the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 23, 2012 in Singapore, Singapore. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • SINGAPORE - SEPTEMBER 23: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP crashes into the back of Jean-Eric Vergne of France and Scuderia Toro Rosso during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 23, 2012 in Singapore, Singapore. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
  • Track officials remove Mercedes Formula One driver Michael Schumacher of Germany's car after he crashed during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo / Bryan van der Beek)
  • Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany follows the safety car during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
  • Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain comes in for a tire change during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
  • Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
  • SINGAPORE - SEPTEMBER 23: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme after winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 23, 2012 in Singapore, Singapore. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Though you might call the Singapore Grand Prix one of the newer expansion races on the Formula One calendar, its roots actually trace back to 1966 when it was run as part of the (long since defunct) Formula Libre. It came back in 2008 as part of the Formula One World Championship, though, and its first night race at that.

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