f1: Heavy rain delays start of Singapore Grand Prix

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The start of the Singapore Grand Prix was delayed by more than one hour to clear water off the Formula One track following heavy rainfall on Sunday. 

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The 8 p.m. (1200 GMT) start time was pushed back with the formation lap set to start at 9:05 p.m.  

F1 said a full start procedure was expected, rather than starting behind a safety car. 

The 41-year-old Alonso has won two F1 titles and made his debut in 2001. 

Spanish veteran Fernando Alonso was competing in his record 350th GP — one more than Kimi Raikkonen. 

He needed to win the race and finish 22 points ahead of Leclerc to be crowned world champion for a second straight season.

Spanish veteran Fernando Alonso was competing in his record 350th GP — one more than Kimi Raikkonen.