I was in Singapore for the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix held on 28th September 2008. For the first time in F1 history the event was held at night, to satisfy the European audience. Melbourne has turned down the request for late night race, which prompted a stronger move to held F1 in Asian cities.
Spain's Fernando Alonso snapped a year-long win drought to take the Singapore Grand Prix Sunday, winning a drama-filled first ever night race as a comical error cost Felipe Massa dearly.
It was the Renault driver's first victory since the Italian Grand Prix last year and capped a remarkable weekend that saw him top two of the free practice sessions but start 15th on the grid after a mechanical problem in qualifying
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