No plans to alter Singapore schedule say officials

Officials in Singapore say there are no plans to alter or cancel any of this weekends proceedings despite the haze that hangs over the country and racetrack.

Pollution levels have been registered in the ‘unhealthy’ levels in recent days, but despite some other local events being cancelled as a result of the haze, the Grand Prix this weekend was not under any threat.

“Based on the current PSI levels, there are no plans to amend the published racing and entertainment programme,” said a statement from the Singapore Grand Prix officials.

“The haze situation is highly changeable not only from day to day, but from hour to hour. Therefore, it is currently not possible to reliably predict what the PSI level might be over the race weekend.

“We will continue to work closely with all the relevant government authorities to receive the best possible forecasts when they are available.”

Face masks are likely to be made available to all spectators this weekend, with race organisers also revealing they will keep the public up-to-date with the latest pollution readings.