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New start time for Singapore Grand Prix after heavy rain

The start of the Singapore Grand Prix has been delayed, with the FIA revealing when it will now get underway after heavy rain.

The start of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix will be delayed one hour after torrential rain at Marina Bay. Originally set for a 8pm local time start, a cloudburst arrived about 18:45pm local, leaving parts of the track flooded. The Safety Car toured the track on a series of re-con laps with cars still in their garages and the start procedure delayed. At the original start time, the FIA confirmed that the pit lane would open at 20:25 local (13:25pm BST). The 61 laps of the Singapore Grand Prix itself will begin with the formation lap at 21:05 local - 14:05pm BST.

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