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.
For 2023 the length of the Marina Bay Circuit will be shortened with the removal of the Bay Grandstand and number of corners reduced from 23 to 19, by straightening the track section between turns 16-19.
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 the best place to be for lots of action and people watching.
Turn 1 & Turn 2 are well placed stands for the chaos of the start. In 1 the view is mainly to the rear of the cars, where as 2 allows for a head on view and some action on the pit straight.
When is it this year?
22 September 2024
Singapore Grand Prix Offers
5 night package departing 18 September 2024 from £2299pp (published 27/09/23 PE)
- Depart 18 Sep 2024
- Flights from London Heathrow from £2299pp
- Flights from Manchester from £2439pp
- 5 nights at 4* Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, room only
- Private airport transfers
- Empress or Padang Grandstand 3-day F1 tickets
- Based on 2 adults travelling
- Deposit £220pp
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