Where is it?
The Singapore Grand Prix takes place at the Marina Bay Grand Prix circuit, and was the first night race on the F1 calendar when it ran in 2008.
Singapore is an island city state at the southern tip of the Malay peninsular, originally founded as a trading post for the East India company by Sir Stamford Raffles. It’s a fascinating, modern and vibrant city with an extremely high income per capita.
What’s the circuit like?
Like many street circuits, Singapore is twisty and tight, and being just over 5KM in length, the races are long, sometimes running into the maximum time limit for a Grand Prix, of two hours.
The narrow track and proximity of the walls lead to many incidents during the races, and the chances of safety cars are very high.
It’s a particularly testing race for cars and drives, with heavy braking zones and extremely high heat and humidity. The main area for overtakes is at the end of the main straight into sector one.
What sort of race can we expect?
The Singapore Grand Prix is rarely an exciting race, as overtaking is difficult, but the location is truly stunning. There are almost always safety car periods, so that makes the strategic element fascinating.
The first night race in 2008, was the subject of much controversy, after Nelson Piquet Junior crashed, handing the win to Fernando Alonso. It later came out that team boss Flavio Briatore had arranged the crash.
The 2019 race saw Ferrari dominate, with Charles Le Clerc taking pole, and Sebastien Vettel winning the race.
Why go to this one?
Singapore is a place everyone should visit, and any F1 fan should also experience the magic of a night race and the fabulous post race party and fireworks.
Singapore is also a great stopping off point for travel on to Australia and the far east, so you could drop in, watch the race and then go on to enjoy a fabulous exotic holiday.
Where’s the best place to watch?
The pit grandstand at the Singapore Grand Prix is actually reasonable value and is well worth considering. The Bay grandstand is the least expensive seating at the track and is quite well positioned.
The two best grandstands are turn two premier and turn three. Both have amazing views of the track, both coming towards the stands and going away, but they are very pricey, even by F1 standards.
When is it this year?
2nd October 2022
Singapore Grand Prix Offers
4 Night Package 28 Sep – 4 Oct 2022 from £1349pp plus race tickets
- London Heathrow to Singapore return economy flights (prem econ +£699 business +£2,999)
- 4 nights hotel accommodation at the 3* Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen including breakfast
- Hotel upgrade options: 4* Concorde Hotel £1599pp or 5* Sheraton Towers £2099pp
- Weekend ticket options: Bay Grandstand £180pp, Stamford Grandstand £290pp, Padang Grandstand £350pp, Connaught Grandstand £350pp, Turn 2 or Turn 1 Grandstand £750pp
- Race circuit transfers not included
- Based on 2 adults sharing
- 50% deposit required on reservation
- 5 night package available from £1,399pp
4 Night Package 28 Sep – 4 Oct 2022 from £2,355pp including race tickets
- Return economy flights from UK to Singapore
- Airport transfers
- 4 nights at Grand Copthorne Waterfront or Fullerton Hotel Singapore including breakfast
- 3-Day Bay Grandstand Ticket including access to the post race concerts
- Add on 7 nights at the Ozen LIfe Maadhoo in the Maldives for 11 night trip from £6,465pp
We can tailor a package personalised to you, so please get in touch if you want to fly out for the Singapore Grand Prix. Freephone: 0800 810 8404 or send a quote request below.