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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 11:31 GMT 12:31 UK
Singapore studying F1 proposals
Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone
Ecclestone is happy to talk about a Singpore Grand Prix
Singapore is exploring the possibility of hosting a Grand Prix after new rules allowed the Formula One calendar to expand to a possible 20 races in 2008.

The south-east Asian island is examining a plan which would see races staged around a street circuit.

Trade and Industry minister Lim Hng Kiang said the Singapore Tourism Board is "actively looking at this proposal".

Spanish city Valencia, Greece, Russia and South Africa have also declared their interest in hosting a race.

Mexico also wants to to return to the F1 calendar while an Indian GP and a second race in the US has been mooted.

The FIA introduced new regulations in Paris last month which gave the green light to a maximum of 20 races per season from 2008.

This season there are 18 races on the calendar after the Belgian Grand Prix was withdrawn to give organisers more time to make improvements to the Spa circuit.


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