Synopsis
Formula 1 has come to Singapore - the first ever night race.

How much time you will need: The main F1 race is about 3 hours long. The entire event is longer as there are other races that take place before the F1 race.

What we thought of it: Exciting to see and hear the race cars up close, and most enjoyed the carnival atmosphere.
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Event Venue: Marina Bay

Contact Email Address: info@singaporegp.sg

Tel: (For ticketing and general enquiries)
(65) 6738 6738
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Page created on 1 Oct 2008
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Review
After months of anticipation, the Formula 1 race finally came to Singapore. A counter-clockwise night street-race, the track is lined with 1,500 light projectors. There's even a new pit building for the team garages, media centre and a Paddock Club.
The days leading up to the race gave many opportunities for a variety of events to take place. Cars that ran in previous Formula 1 races were on display at various locations such as shopping malls, petrol stations and even museums. There were also photo exhibitions of previous grand prix races through the decades of F1 grand prix history.
The event lasts for three days that peaks on the final day with the main F1 race. The atmosphere on the third day was of a party or a carnival with many stalls selling food, drinks and F1 team merchandise. Many spectators were also seen having a picnic on the grounds, watching the race telecasted on the big screen whilst listening to the race cars zoom by.
There were also other side events and support races such as the Aston Martin Asia Cup Race, the Formula BMW Pacific Race and the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Race.
Watching the race 'live' was an experience that even non-F1 fans felt excited about. As soon as the F1 cars were flagged off, the loud roars of engines filled the air. It was a different experience at different sections of the track. At the straights, the speed of the F1 cars could be felt, whilst at the corners, there was a good chance of getting a good look at the F1 cars.

Tips
The noise level of the F1 race cars does not make it conducive to bring babies and toddlers. So you may want to consider leaving the young ones at home.

One good way to enjoy the race is to walk around the circuit grounds - at the straight sections, you'll get a feel of the speed of the cars. At the corners, you'll get to see the F1 cars up close. In front of the big screens, you'll get to follow the race.

Things to Bring
Ear plugs are a definite must and ponchos or raincoats are encouraged instead of umbrellas. If you forget to bring them, you can buy a pack of ear plugs and poncho on the circuit grounds for a very affordable price.

Drinking water and of course, a camera.

Opening Times
Opening times: Gates open at 1 pm.

Best time to go: If you are catching the support races and other events, go when the gates open. If you are catching the main F1 race, late afternoon is a good time to go.

Admission Fees
Tickets range from $108 for the walkabout tickets on the main race day to $1,388 for the grandstand tickets near the pit. A 3-day pass was also available at $168 for the walkabout tickets.

How to Get There
Do check out the Singapore Grand Prix website for the best way to get to the gate indicated on your ticket.

By Taxi - There are various locations where you can alight, depending on the gate(s) indicated on your ticket. Just let the taxi driver know.

By MRT - Both the East-West Line and the North-South Line converge at City Hall MRT Station, where most gates are located.

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