Parts of the layout of Singapore's formula one street circuit will be altered ahead of the 2009 race.

Parts of the layout of Singapore's formula one street circuit will be altered ahead of the 2009 race.

The Asian city-state this year staged the sport's first ever floodlit night race, which will be reprised with a late September date on the 2009 calendar.

But despite the debut event's widely lauded success, the news source Channel NewsAsia reports that at least three corners - 1, 2 and 3 - will be widened ahead of next year's race to inspire more overtaking.

"Perhaps Stamford corner could (also) be extended so that there is a little bit more access for overtaking," race promoter Singapore Grand Prix chairman Teo Hock Seng confirmed.

Run-off areas at St Andrews road, and also at turn 22 just behind the pit building, could also be extended.

 

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