Grand Prix organizers say this weekend’s scheduled race in Singapore will go ahead as planned, despite a hefty layer of smog engulfing the affluent island-state.
The haze, which has wafted into the country over the past week from forest fires in neighboring Indonesia and Malaysia, will not impact the racing schedule although extra medical professionals will be on hand to assist spectators, organizers said in a statement on Tuesday.
With the smoke’s density in Singapore shifting every hour, the statement said it is impossible to predict what level of pollution will shroud the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
“We will continue to work closely with all the relevant government authorities to receive the best possible forecasts when they are available,” the statement said.
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