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Russian Grand Prix could be replaced by second Singapore F1 race which Lewis Hamilton labelled ‘boring’

FORMULA ONE could hold a second race in “boring” Singapore to replace the cancelled Russian Grand Prix, according to reports.

The race in Sochi was cancelled by F1 following Russia’s invasion of neighbouring Ukraine in late February.

Hamilton isn’t a fan of the ‘boring’ circuit in Singapore
The seven-time champ made the comments in 2019 after finishing fourth

It has left a gap on F1’s 23-race calendar which could be filled by Qatar’s Losail International Circuit.

Qatar signed a 10-year deal to host a grand prix starting from 2023.

But they took this year off to focus on the country hosting the 2022 World Cup.

Should Qatar decide to host the race, it will take F1 on a triple-header with Singapore and Japan to follow.

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However, according to Autosport, two races in Singapore is being considered as an alternative to Qatar.

And seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton may not be happy to race on a track he claims is “as boring as Monaco to watch.”

Hamilton said on Singapore’s track after finishing fourth in 2019: “This unfortunately, it is a really beautiful place that we come to and it is such a great track, but it is worse than Monaco almost.

“Was it as boring as Monaco to watch that race?

“Maybe we need to change the last corner so we stop in a hairpin and we have a tight hairpin to go around.

“The [current] last corner, you cannot follow and it is a sequence of five quite fast corners that come up after where you never get close.

“That will make it even more special this track maybe.”

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