The first ever F1 race held at night went very well at Singapore. None of the pre-event concerns over the use of artificial light came to pass.
Bernie Ecclestone is keen for F1 to have more night races in the future. He’s urging the Japanese to hold their event as a night race. Malaysia had considered it, but it now seems to have persuaded Ecclestone that the cost would be too great.
Do you think F1 should hold more races at night?
But as Checkpoint 10 points out that what’s good for Europe isn’t necessarily good for the rest of the world:
The Singapore race was run at night just to allow European viewers to watch the race at their usual time, which happens to be the ungodly hour of 5:00am Pacific time, or 4:30am if you want to watch the pre-race show. Does Bernie Ecclestone hate Californians?
There are other concerns about night racing yet to be resolved: can night races be run safely in the wet? And what about the environmental impact of powering all those lights?
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