The Singapore Grand Prix preview

The Singapore Grand Prix preview

After all the controversy surrounding last year's race, Singapore returns to the spotlight this weekend, but hopefully for the right reasons. Edd Straw previews Formula 1's second night race

In a delicious twist of fate, Formula 1 returns to the scene of the crime just days after Renault was found guilty of ordering Nelson Piquet to crash deliberately and create the circumstances for a Fernando Alonso win.

Doubtless the fall-out from what has irritatingly become known as "crashgate" will rumble on early in the weekend, but it won't take long for everyone to remember what it was that made last year's Singapore Grand Prix a roaring success. The drivers could see (a mere four decades after floodlit motor racing first became a relatively common occurrence), rain did not render the track invisible and everyone (Kimi Raikkonen aside) survived the inexplicably harsh kerbs at the chicane. In 2009, we know what to expect – a race that can genuinely lay claim to being one of the great events on the calendar.

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