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Singapore Grand Prix promoters rule out holding F1 race without spectators.

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Promoters of the Singapore Grand Prix rule out holding an F1 race without spectators. Decision casts out further promoters of the Singapore Grand Prix to hold their Formula One race without spectators

Formula One is planning to start its stalled season in July, with races in Austria and Britain behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, the sport hasn't given up on crowds that return later in the year.

Singapore GP promoters said Saturday to the Straits Times newspaper that they had an open dialog with Formula One but it was "not feasible to run the race behind closed doors."

"The top priority remains our fans, volunteers and all Singaporeans' well-being and safety," a spokesperson said.

He added that "works typically require three months to complete, and this will depend on whether such activities are permitted under the current regulations of the government."

Over the three days, 268,000 spectators watched last year's race on the Marina Bay street circuit, with overseas visitors accounting for 40 per cent of the crowd.

A revised calendar has yet to be published for Formula One, with three races cancelled and seven postponed so far, but draft versions have appeared on the internet without Singapore.

Nearly 27,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported by the island nation, the highest per capita infection rate in Asia, mostly due to mass outbreaks in cramped accommodation for foreign labourers.

The government has ordered a national lockdown until June 1.

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