After announcing a new four year deal for Singapore, F1 CEO and chairman Carey reiterated that Asia is a "tremendously" important region for the sport and India figures in their scheme of things for the future, if not now, with the calendar already packed till next year.
The rain has now stopped ahead of the driver parade, but the possibility of showers remain up to and during the race, and with no previous running under floodlights before in Singapore - this is the tenth Grand Prix in the country and all of the previous nine have been dry - Grosjean is anxious that the spray from the cars might make driving conditions near-on impossible.
"India is a country that certainly has great potential and as we go forward, we will continue to study".
Over the years, the Singapore F1 race has distinguished itself as one that is not just about the sport, but one complemented by a strong line-up of concerts, entertainment and lifestyle offerings both within the circuit park and throughout the city. "We have so far not got a chance to engage in depth yet, it has only been a little over half a year since the complete change in ownership", said Carey in response to a PTI query. Besides India, Korea is another country that could not survive in F1 for long. We pushed pretty hard but, unfortunately, we don't have much balance here. "It is truly a unique opportunity for us to reach out to new fans around the world", said Carey.
"Maybe we don't have the best package for this weekend, but we still have a great vehicle. We want to make sure we are delivering better and bigger events", he added.