Post-Event Story : 2018 Formula One Singapore Grand Prix
In 2008, Singapore made history for hosting the world’s first Formula 1® night race and has since continued to attract fans from across the globe as a ‘jewel in the Formula 1® crown’. This year, the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX will host its eleventh edition at the Marina Bay Street Circuit from 20 to 22 September.
Since the inaugural event, over 200,000 spectators have attended each year – and it’s no surprise with the chance to see the world’s finest drivers go wheel-to-wheel under lights at speeds of up to 320km/h, threading the barriers around Singapore’s picturesque Marina Bay.
Adding to the electrifying atmosphere in 2019 are some of the hottest acts from the international music scene – Muse, Fatboy Slim, Toots and the Maytals, and Larkin Poe, and many more to be announced soon.
For the fans, it’s an incredible made-for-Instagram sight – with the track set against the backdrop of Singapore’s iconic heritage buildings, modern architecture and a stunning skyline. It’s all so accessible, with plenty of dining options, entertainment, hotels, subway stations and shopping malls just a stone’s throw away.
As a street circuit hosting the world’s only full night race in the Formula One calendar, the logistical setup is massive. A crew of over 4,000 works round the clock to set-up the temporary facilities which includes concrete barriers, grandstands and hospitality facilities, entertainment stages and lighting projectors throughout the 799,000sqm Circuit Park in five months.
Early-bird ticket specials are available from now till 8 May 2019, offering savings of up to 28% off regular ticket prices. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.singaporegp.sg.
FAST FACTS MARINA BAY STREET CIRCUIT Track Length: 5.063km Race Distance: 308.843km Number of Laps: 61 Circuit Park Area: 799,000sqm (approximately 80 soccer fields) Number of Turns: 23 (Most number of turns in the Formula One calendar) DRS Activation: Pit Straight as well as between Turns 5 and 7 Fastest Speed: Approximately 320km/h (Between Turns 6 and 7)
FORMULA ONE 1.6L Turbocharged V6 internal combustion engines with multiple energy recovery systems 4 F1 drivers have won on the Singapore street circuit: Nico Rosberg, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton and Vettel are the most successful, having won here 4 times 3.3 G Average deceleration at the Marina Bay Street Circuit (Source: Brembo Brakes) 5.1 G Maximum deceleration at the Marina Bay Street Circuit (Turn 7) (Source: Brembo Brakes) 3 Formula One World Champions on the grid 2 There are two F1 rookies on the grid in 2019, with Briton George Russell joining Williams, and Itaiian Antonio Giovinazzi at Sauber. 60km/h Pit lane speed limit, as opposed to the 80km/h at most races. Couple that with the 404m long pit lane – one of the longest of the season – teams tend to make the least number of pitstops. 5,000 Approximate number of times drivers change gear during the race (80 per lap) – 50% higher than the season average 700 tonnes Approximate weight of Formula One cargo flown in on 7 jumbo jets – that’s the weight of approximately 280 African elephants! 81,435 kg Total driver pedal load at the Marina Bay Street Circuit (Source: Brembo Brakes)
ENTERTAINMENT 8 Stages within the Circuit Park in 2018 92 Hours of entertainment over the race weekend in 2018 46 Local and international acts performing at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in 2018 9 Days to set up the Singapore’s largest entertainment stage at the Padang 25 Grammy-award winning acts have performed at the Circuit Park 1,085 Room nights for artistes performing in the Circuit Park 145 Entertainment crew supporting the event
PEOPLE 268 Suite Ambassadors 145 Crew members to ensure smooth delivery of performances for the staged and roving entertainment acts 1,010 Operational crew from the Institute of Technical Education Volunteer race marshals Hospitality guests 1,100 Volunteer race marshals 10,000 Hospitality guests
LOGISTICS 11 Grandstands 55 Paddock Club buses 81 Buggies 40 Vehicles for artistes 35,000 Staff uniforms issued for 2016 event
ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP for 2019 The stage is set for a blockbuster Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019, with stadium rockers, Muse, British DJ legend, Fatboy Slim, Jamaican reggae icon, Toots and the Maytals and American roots band, Larkin Poe, as the first wave of the event’s entertainment line-up for 2019.
Many more acts for 2019 will be announced soon!
For full details on the full entertainment line-up, visit: https://singaporegp.sg/off-track/entertainment-highlights