Taking over the city streets, the Singapore Grand Prix puts spectators in the middle of a popular tourist destination. Shopping, high-end dining, adventures, and family-friendly attractions are available all race weekend. At night, the city boasts many venues to host evening parties and events all race weekend.
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Circuit Name: Marina Bay Street Circuit
Track Location: Street circuit that cuts through Downtown Core and Kallang
Distance from the Closest Airport: 16.3 km (10.1 mi) to Singapore Changi Airport
Distance from Downtown: Marina Bay Street Circuit cuts through the Downtown region
Year Opened: 2008
First Grand Prix: 2008
Marina Bay Street Circuit was designed so the Singapore skyline was a notable backdrop. The track is known for being physically demanding, with bumpy surfaces and more humid conditions than most tracks on the calendar.
The difficulty of the track has earned it the record of having at least one safety car during every race.
The beautiful and culturally vibrant city of Singapore hasn’t been with the Formula 1 Grand Prix for long, but over its 11 years, it’s proven to be a great circuit for Germany’s Sebastian Vettel and the United Kingdom’s Lewis Hamilton. Both drivers have walked away with 4 victories at Marina Bay Street Circuit, meaning the 2019 race is bound to be the tie-breaker between them.
The 61-lap race runs 308.706 km and features 23 varying turns that can prove to be detrimental to a driver’s lead. While Hamilton took the 2018 victory at just under 9 seconds ahead of Max Verstappen and 39 seconds ahead of Vettel, the race did see one retirement. Before the race could even pick up, Esteban Ocon, driving for Force India-Mercedes, retired after a collision within the first lap.
The coastal race brings with it plenty of sights and attractions to admire. Singapore is, at its core, a big place for tourism. When not engrossed in the excitement of race day weekend, spectators have plenty of places to explore. Those looking for a peaceful grounds to relax and step away from the crowd in will love the Botanic Gardens or Gardens on the Bay. Animal lovers will flock to the Singapore Zoo, which features a Night Safari, River Safari, and Jurong Bird Park for a closer interaction with wildlife.
The streets of Singapore will be filled with Grand Prix spectators, team members, and drivers and the atmosphere is going to be all about race day. Downtown and Uptown Singapore will be teaming with Grand Prix merchandising and events. DJs and bands will bring people together for for parties that embody the Grand Prix and the liveliness of the country.
Guests can get airbrushed tattoos, play a variety of different games, enjoy locally cooked food, and so much more right in the heart of Singapore. To finalize the weekend festivities, a fireworks show lights up the night sky. The moment the checkered flag is waved, Marina Bay will glow underneath the explosive display of colors.
The Singapore Grand Prix may be relatively new to the championship, but it’s taken no time at all for the country to immerse itself in the thrills, fun, and amped up activities that often come with race weekend.