F1 Singapore Grand Prix
The Singapore Grand Prix is one of the most iconic Formula One races in Asia. The Singapore GP takes place on the Marina Bay Street Circuit and is the inaugural night race, plus the first street circuit in Asia.
This Formula 1 Grand Prix race is known as one of the most difficult and at least one safety car has been involved in every edition since 2008.
- Course: Marina Bay Street Circuit.
- Location: Downtown Core and Kallang, Singapore
- Course Length: 3.146 miles (5.063 kilometers)
- Distance: 61 laps, 191.821 miles (308.706 kilometers)
The Marina Bay Street Circuit is challenging and originally drew criticism from drivers mainly for being excessively bumpy. But in 2022, the track’s asphalt has been improved to ease the porpoising effects on the vehicles.
The track was famous for the “Singapore Sling”, a Turn 10 chicane, but it has since been removed and replaced with a single-apex-left-hand bend. This increased the corner entry speed and TecPro barriers were added to improve safety.
Top 5 Results: TBD
Current F1 Standings- 2022 Season
|Free Practice 1||Friday 30 September||Lewis Hamilton|
|Free Practice 2||Friday 30 September||Carlos Sainz|
|Free Practice 3||Saturday 01 October||Charles Leclerc|
|Qualifying||Saturday 01 October||Charles Leclerc|
|Race||Sunday 02 October||Sergio Perez|
History of Singapore Grand Prix
The Singapore Grand Prix is a relatively new addition to the Formula One racing calendar, with the first race taking place in 2008. The event quickly became a highlight of the season, known for its unique night-time setting and challenging street circuit. The Grand Prix is held in Marina Bay, Singapore, and is the first and only night race in Formula One standings.
The decision to host a Grand Prix in Singapore was part of a wider strategy by the Singapore government to establish the city-state as a major player in the global sporting events industry. The government invested heavily in building a world-class racing circuit in the heart of the city, and the result was the Marina Bay Street Circuit, a 5.063-kilometer track that winds its way around some of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks.
The first Singapore Grand Prix was held on September 28, 2008, and was won by Fernando Alonso driving for Renault. The race was an immediate success, with fans and drivers alike praising the unique atmosphere of the night-time setting and the challenging nature of the circuit. The race has remained a popular fixture on the Formula One calendar ever since, attracting thousands of fans from around the world.
The Singapore Grand Prix has seen its fair share of drama and controversy over the years. In 2017, the race was hit by a major scandal when it emerged that the event’s promoter had bribed an official from the city-state’s tourism board to secure government funding for the race. The scandal led to the arrest and conviction of several individuals, including the promoter of the race.
Despite this setback, the Singapore Grand Prix remains one of the most popular events on the Formula One calendar. The race attracts some of the biggest names in motorsport, and the atmosphere of the night-time setting makes it a unique and exciting experience for fans. As Formula One continues to evolve and expand, the Singapore Grand Prix looks set to remain a key fixture on the calendar for years to come.