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About Formula One Singapore

By: yuhang on 19 Apr 2012
Why go?
Why not go! The Singapore Grand Prix is Formula One's only night race, staged on an exciting 5.073-kilometre (3.152-mile) street track in the heart of this colourful and cosmopolitan city.

The unique race is entirely floodlit, complemented by a backdrop of bright lights from the city’s financial centre.

“It’s a very physical circuit - more than I expected, actually,' says 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton. 'You need to put a lot of work into the car to get a good lap - I’d say it requires double the energy of Monaco over a single lap. One lap around here is like two laps of Monaco!'

'The visibility is great and you don't really feel you are driving at night with all the lights on the track,' adds 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen.

With Maroon 5 headlining the entertainment segment of the race, the 2012 Grand Prix promises to be an action-packed spectacle on-and-off track for both the casual fun-lover and F1 enthusiasts!

Ticket Inclusions:
  • A weekend pass to the Formula One Grand Prix in Singapore
  • Admission to either the selected VIP area, grandstand or general admission area
  • Complimentary lanyard, ticket wallet, and ear defenders with every ticket. Subject to availability, while stocks last
  • All booking fees

The track
The track makes use of two bridges across the harbour, the famous Padang and the permanent pit complex built alongside the ‘Singapore Flyer’, the city state’s answer to the London Eye Ferris wheel.

The Marina Bay Street Circuit at dusk

Did you know?
At just 684 square kilometres (264 square miles), Singapore is the smallest country in South East Asia.

Singapore’s Changi Airport is just 20 kilometres east of the city and is fully equipped with shopping outlets and restaurants.

The quickest way from the airport into the city is via the Modern Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) rail system. Trains leave every 12 minutes and the journey time into City Hall Station is just 27 minutes.

With the MRT at your disposal, as well as endless bus services and taxis, you don’t need to hire a car in Singapore. And when you can’t get any further by public transport, go by foot.

Useful tips
Singapore is a clean city; in fact it’s so spotless that you can’t buy chewing gum. It's advisable to respect its cleanliness or risk getting fined.

You can keep up to speed with all the action throughout the weekend by hiring a Kangaroo TV handset at the circuit, which offers access to several channels of live video, audio and data content.

Where to go?
If you’re a fan of Far Eastern metropolitan life, you’ll love Singapore. Click around our website for an idea of places to visit!

Where to stay?
F1’s high flyers will no doubt try to get a room at the exclusive Raffles Hotel on Beach Road. It was recently voted at number 40 in the list of the world’s best hotels and, consequently, staying there does not come cheaply.

All of the other big hotel chains can be found in the city, based around Orchard Road, which is Singapore’s equivalent to Fifth Avenue. Many hotels are located by the Marina Bay track as well, where if you're lucky you'll be able to watch the race from a balcony.

If, however, you’re on a budget - and all rooms at Grand Prix time are inevitably likely to be at a premium - try a youth hostel. They’ll be clean and (relatively) cheap.

Extended stay
Singapore consists of 63 islands, including mainland Singapore, so why not head to one of these for some sun and sand? More than 23 percent of the land consists of rainforest and nature reserves, giving the intrepid explorer a chance to see South East Asia at its best. 

Head over to Sentosa beach to chill after an exciting race

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