Thursday, 18 September 2014

Pollution fears in Singapore

(Mercedes AMG F1 Team)

Authorities in Singapore have warned that as the Formula One circus pitches up for this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix, the first of the final six fly-away race's this season that pollution levels in the city are higher then normal due to forest fires on Indonesia's Sumatra Island which could cause chaos for this weekend's race. 

In a statement the organisers of the race stated:

'In the event that the haze caused visibility, public health or operational issues, Singapore GP would work closely with the relevant agencies before making any collective decisions regarding the event,' 

Despite the concern surrounding the event, there is some good news and that is forecasters have said that rain is expected at some point over the course of the race weekend which should help to clear the smoke and reduce the health risk.

© Ben Johnston 2014

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